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Grants, Funding & Awards


Data Collection Technology Awards Open, Offer $5,000 Prizes

Vernier and the National Science Teachers Association have opened up applications for their annual technology awards, recognizing innovative use of data collection technology in the classroom.

San Francisco Bay Area High School Nets 65 New Laptops

As the result of a wireless device recycling project, Sprint is donating 65 Dell laptops and funding for Internet access to a high school in the San Francisco Bay area.

Samsung STEM Contest To Award $2 Million in Technology

Samsung’s annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM competition focuses on using science and technology concepts to improve local communities. Winning classrooms will share in almost $2 million in technology from the company and other partners.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

Happy New (School) Year, Everyone!

We’re kicking off the academic year by honoring an innovative district and rolling out our redesigned website.

Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prepare for College

High school students in Appalachia will get a boost in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.

College Gets $1 Million Grant To Train STEM Teachers in High Need Areas

To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.

Classes With Best Music Videos To Win $185,000 in Technology

Compass Learning will give $185,000 worth of technology to three classrooms that can create the best music videos about the value of educational technology.

ED and HHS Open $250 Million Competitive Grant Program for Preschool Funding

States have just two months to put together proposals for building or expanding preschool programs in order to compete for some of the $250 million the feds are making available in a new Preschool Development Grants program.

Riverside USD Pilots Personalized Learning

Riverside Unified School District in California will pilot personalized learning at five schools this fall in an effort to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach to education.

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