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Grants, Funding & Awards


$100,000 To Be Awarded to Technology Innovators in Education

Instructure is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for innovative technology programs. Instructure is the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform.

Trend Micro Offers $15k Technology Grants for Public Schools

As part of its 25th anniversary, data security firm Trend Micro is offering grants to 12 K-12 schools and districts in the United States, including cash, in-kind contributions, and IT professional services.

E-rate Comments Closed During Government Shutdown

Just two weeks away from the deadline, the FCC has stopped accepting public comment on the E-rate modernization proposal owing to the shutdown of the federal government. However, that needn't stop concerned K–12 professionals from ensuring that their views are heard.

E-Rate Begins at Home

If we know anything at all about the impact of technology on learning, we know that students must be able to use it when they need it, as long as they need it.

Helium Bill Floats $270 Million to Rural Education

Rural education is receiving federal funding from an unexpected source: helium. Amid the federal government shutdown, the United States House and Senate passed a measure last week dealing with helium reserves that also reauthorized the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination program, affecting funding for more than 4,000 schools.

Follett To Award $200,000 in 21st Century Learning Challenge

Follett has formally launched its 2013–2014 Follett Challenge, a competition that awards prizes to schools for "the best and most effective approaches to 21st century learning."

Software Maps the Way to True Data-Driven Decision-Making

Geovisual software can help district leaders make data-driven decisions about redistricting, attrition, and transportation.

Center for Children with Disabilities Receives $1.6 Million To Improve Support, Data Use

The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is receiving $1.6 million in federal funds to support students with disabilities and improve on data-driven decisionmaking and implementation strategies.

NASA Selects 12 Explorer Schools, 6 $5,000 Grant Winners

NASA has chosen 12 schools as NASA Explorer Schools, half of which will also receive $5,000 grants to implement a STEM project in their classrooms before next April.

Houston ISD Wins $550,000 in Scholarships

The Houston Independent School District will receive $550,000 in college scholarships as the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

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