Grants, Funding & Awards

CDW-G and Discovery Education Launch Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes

Discovery Education and CDW Government have launched the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes to give schools a chance to acquire new technology for their district.

Turning Foundation Seeks Ed Tech Grant Applications

Samsung Mobile, BrainPOP, Turning Technologies, and the Turning Foundation have collaborated to offer educational technology grants totaling $36,000 for K-12 classrooms.

Funds For Learning Seeks Rural Broadband Funds for E-Rate Expansion

A company that provides E-Rate compliance services is making a public plea to the Federal Communications Commission to divert funds set aside for the expanding rural broadband in order to expand deployment in schools and libraries, no matter where they're located.

STEM Research Program for Teachers Accepting Applications

Applications are still open for The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education's all-expenses paid research program for teachers, Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs), which next year will grow to include two new program sites and new dates. STARs pairs educators with scientists for custom research projects over the summer months to improve STEM teaching in the United States.

TurfMutt Launches Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes

Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute have launched the Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes as part of their TurfMutt program.

1-to-1 Computing: Turning Around School Technology

The small Piedmont City School District in Eastern Alabama once had one of the worst computer-to-student ratios in the state. But now the district is setting the pace when it comes to improving service to students through the use of technology, starting a 1-to-1 laptop initiative, online-only foreign language courses, and a digital partnership with Stanford University.

Mobile Apps for Education Grab Attention at Competition

Two mobile applications took the top awards in the 2011 Software & Information Industry Association's latest education technology competition.

Grant Spotlight: 2 Ways To Get Free Tech

Ohio's Bloom-Carroll Local School District is shoring up its classrooms through two technology grant programs open to all schools--one a corporate program providing free classroom amplification systems, the other a program that distributes used computers to schools from government and military sources.

Cleveland Schools Awarded $700,000 To Boost STEM Learning

Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will have more opportunities to engage in learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) after the district was awarded $700,000 by the KeyBank Foundation.

Online Petition Urges More E-rate Funding

In a push to get the Federal Communications Commission to release more funding for its popular E-rate program, Funds For Learning, a compliance service firm for E-rate applicants, is circulating an open letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and an online petition.

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