Just days after turning its attention to keeping students in college, the White House today announced actions to help the youngest citizens with their education opportunities. As with its other education initiatives, this one calls for federal action along with support from corporations and foundations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Verizon Innovate Learning Grants totaling $1.6 million will go to underserved schools to stimulate interest in STEM subjects.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has named 15 schools as exemplars of 21st century learning for the upcoming year.
Kentucky's Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North will receive $48,000 in grants as the winner of this year's Team up for Technology award.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed a massive increase to the total funds it makes available to schools and libraries for supporting technology.
Discovery Education and Intel Security have partnered on a three-year initiative, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, designed to help students make safer decisions online. Educators and parents in the United States and Canada will also be able to participate in a sweepstakes contest, with grants and technology prizes, as part of the program.
Apex Learning, a provider of blended and virtual learning tools, has opened nominations for its 2015 Apex Learning Award of Excellence.
More than 120 classes throughout the United States created music videos to demonstrate the value of technology in education.
The University of Michigan's (U-M) TeachingWorks will use a $1.1 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to work on improving teacher preparation.
The University of Florida College of Education has received a $1 million grant to support Early Learning Florida, the college's online professional development system for the state's 55,000 early learning educators.