Want more funding for broadband? Now's your chance to let the FCC know what you need and why.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
School districts may be more likely to receive Race to the Top - District (RTT-D) grants if their plans include implementing blended learning environments, individualized learning plans, competency-based models, and community involvement, according to an analysis released by the American Institutes for Research.
The final application is now available for the second Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, which puts $280 million up for grabs in the form of state-level competitive grants.
The United States Department of Education has awarded three states with $5.2 million in continuation grants under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
Alabama State University and Tuskegee University are joint recipients of a National Science Foundation grant to fund a three-year program to teach science, technology, engineering, and math courses and information and communication technology to students in Montgomery Public Schools and Macon County Schools.
Six states will receive a total of $89 million in supplemental awards from the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program to fund improvements and "expand access to early learning programs throughout their states," according to the United States Department of Education.
The United States Department of Education has launched the 2013 Race to the Top - District competition, which will award nearly $120 million to school districts implementing "bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness."
The Adaptive Learning Research Grant Program has launched its second phase, offering up to $40,000 for institutions to examine adaptive learning principles that result in measurable learning outcomes in large-scale online and blended learning courses.
Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Following the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent decision to review and modernize the E-rate program, which helps schools and libraries pay for Internet access, the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH Council) has petitioned the FCC to now establish a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program.