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Grants, Funding & Awards


Conference of Mayors Urges E-Rate Reform

The leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging E-rate reform.

Department of Ed Opens Up Development Innovation Grants

The feds have opened up the fifth round of the Investing in Innovation competition for schools, districts and non-profits, this one with a focus on development grants, which can be up to $3 million each.

ED Releases Year 3 Race to the Top Progress Reports

The United States Department of Education has released progress reports for the 12 recipients of Race to the Top funding's first two rounds.

ALEKS Now Eligible for STEM Grant in Utah

The state of Utah has approved McGraw-Hill Education's ALEKS system for middle and high school math and has made it eligible for grants through Utah's STEM Action Center.

National School Boards Honors Ed Tech Innovators

Those who use technology in the classroom and school operations in innovative ways share three characteristics: They're willing to take risks; they share what they learn with their colleagues; and they inspire others to believe that they can be effective too. This from the National School Boards Association, which has just designated 20 people as educators "to watch."

FCC Looks To Boost Broadband Support for Schools as It Reviews E-Rate Modernization

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on changes to the E-rate program that are likely to go into effect next year.

Instructure Selects K-12 Canvas Grant Winners

Instructure has selected the winners of its Canvas Grants program, an initiative designed to encourage technological innovation from within the K-12 and higher education communities.

Kids in Need Foundation Kicks Off School Readiness Program

The Kids in Need Foundation has launched the 2014 School Ready Supplies program in an effort to help students from low-income families start the 2014 school year with the tools they need.

IBM Competitions Ask Students to Master the Mainframe

Despite the fact that mainframes are about to celebrate their 50th birthday, they aren't going away any time soon. And that's why IBM has expanded its "Master the Mainframe Contest" to include a world championship designed to entice young people to consider learning more about workings of these general-purpose, very large, very fast servers.

EducationSuperHighway Responds to E-rate Data Collection Concerns from Superintendents Association

Advocacy group EducationSuperHighway is refuting claims made by the School Superintendents Association and the Association of Educational Service Agencies that its data collection initiative might be detrimental to districts' E-rate applications. The two groups warned members yesterday that use of ESH's Item 21 Portal might slow down the processing of their applications or make use of private data in unforeseen ways.

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