Sixteen schools in Chicago join a list of six others that have already received grants to make them "Breakthrough Schools," institutions that may be overhauled over the next couple of years to transform them into schools that prepare students to succeed with 21st century skills.
A partnership between America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson will award three $200,000 grants to statewide organizations with proposals to help boost the U.S. high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.
The Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta-based school for students with autism, has gone public with its deployment of a one-to-one computing initiative.
Ten major education organizations have banded together to demand a vote on legislation reauthorizing and modifying the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
A group of local teachers will visit University of Colorado Boulder to learn how to use infographics in their classrooms as part of a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing STEM literacy.
Researchers from Harvard, Penn State's College of Education and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have won a $1.387 million grant to develop labs designed to help middle school students understand spatial thinking in astronomy.
As the superintendent of Coachella Valley Unified School District, Darryl Adams spearheaded a bond measure that funded a 1-to-1 iPad initiative for 20,000 students. But that was just the beginning.
To enter to win up to 30 TechJacket cases for laptops and Chromebooks, a teacher, administrator or other school staff member must submit an original essay that answers the question, 'What makes your school unique and how would Trident TechJackets for your classroom help your school?'
The STEM Funders Network has launched a new initiative designed to help create communities of practice supporting science, technology, engineering and math.
Even as a new report from the Education Law Center (ELC) documents wide disparity in state education funding, the ELC and the Leadership Conference Education Fund have released a new report that illustrates how a lack of resources can create "vastly unequal education opportunities," even among students from within the same state.
- By Dian Schaffhauser