IBM will provide grants worth $1.3 million to five states, a portion of which will be awarded in the form of educational technology, over the next three years.
For the second year, schools in Nashua School District have received a substantial grant from Digital Wish and Dell to place technology in their classrooms.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
CDW-G has launched a new service designed to connect colleges, universities, and K-12 schools with grants and funding opportunities.
Funds for Learning is adding a mobile version of its E-rate Manager service. The company this week released the update with support for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry users. It's available now.
Optimum Lightpath, a company that provides Ethernet communications tools, will award as much as $100,000 to help New Jersey K-12 schools expand their use of technology.
Nearly 900 districts are looking to apply for the first-ever federal Race to the Top District program, according to the United States Department of Education. The program will award $400 million to individual districts and consortia for programs related to school reform, specifically in the areas of teaching and learning.
Samsung Techwin America is opening registration for its fall 2012 Superhero Video Competition this weekend.
The vast majority of E-rate applicants think that the program is not adequately funded and that it's "critical to their success," according to a report released this week.
Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association have kicked off the 2013 ExploraVision Program. The annual student science competition, now in its 21st year, is open to K-12 students in the United States and Canada, offering prizes of up to $10,000.
The National Science Teachers Association will coordinate the eCybermission STEM competition for the United States Army in order to promote student interest in the field through online collaborative learning.
- By Mike Hohenbrink