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Grants, Funding & Awards


ISTE Petition Pressures FCC to Increase Broadband Funding in Upcoming Vote

A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.

E-rate Survey: Funding Increase Deemed Critical

An E-rate funding increase is critical to the success of many school districts, according to a new survey.

Researchers To Study How School Leaders Use Data To Inform Decisions

The United States Department of Education has awarded $5 million to three universities to find out how (or whether) school and district leaders use research to inform their decisionmaking.

Kajeet 4G Hotspots for Education Title I Eligible

Kajeet reported that its 4G access points, designed to provide underprivileged students with access to the Internet at home, are now available for Title I funding. The company also released a Title I funding resource in conjunction with the Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association.

No Child Held Back Offers a $10,000 Grant for Educational Technology

To apply, schools will need to provide details on how they would use the grant to innovate through software, support services or curriculum. The deadline for submitting an application is July 31.

BenQ Launches Grant Program for Interactive Displays

BenQ has kicked off a new grant program for education.

100 Ed Tech Leaders Call on FCC To Update E-rate

A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.

FIRST LEGO League Gives Global Innovation Awards

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young people’s participation and interest in science and technology, honored the winners.

E-Rate Demand Increasing

Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.

Discovery Education Names 2014 DEN Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who are transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

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