Grants, Funding & Awards


Report: School Funding Mostly Unfair

Policies and funding formulas for public schools differ so widely from state to state, researchers can identify gaps that vary by as much as $12,138 between what is spent on students in one state vs. another. The disparity is greatest among low-income districts, according to the 4th edition of "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card," released by the Education Law Center.

U Michigan Wins $4 Million To Train Education Researchers

The University of Michigan has won a $4 million grant to launch a predoctoral research program in education sciences.

Surrey School District Wins 2015 Sylvia Charp Award

The district, the first Canadian winner, was honored with the Sylvia Charp Award for focusing its technology planning on transformative learning with the student at the center.

Rochester Institute of Tech Grant Aims To Improve STEM Equity for Middle, High School Students

An associate professor of engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has been awarded a $25,000 grant for an initiative to increase the number of African American males participating in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Proposed Wisconsin Legislation May Expand Charter Schools, Reduce Teacher Licensing Requirements

Two last-minute additions to a bill in the Wisconsin state legislature that would reduce funding to universities would also have significant impact on K-12 education.

Researchers To Study Student Achievement at Virtual Schools

Researchers from University of Michigan, Stanford and University of California, Davis have received a $1.6 million grant to conduct a three-year study of virtual schooling.

Vernier Announces the Winners of its 2015 Engineering Contest

The winners were chosen for their innovative teaching of engineering concepts and practices using Vernier sensors to engage students in hands-on learning.

Lancaster ISD Receives 2.2 Million STEM Grant

Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, has received a $2.2 million grant from the Texas Instruments (IT) Foundation to further the development of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) district in Lancaster Independent School District.

AT&T Launches Accelerator with 5 Ed Tech Startups

AT&T has launched its ed tech accelerator with an inaugural class of five startups.

5 Schools Win Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grand Prize

Schools from California, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington have won the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition created in 2010 to encourage innovation while engaging students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning.

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