Funds for Teachers has awarded $1.8 million in grants for preK-12 educators to pursue individual professional development opportunities.
Open Learning: Bridge to Success (B2S), a project that provides free and open educational resources, has been awarded $750,000 to help students who are struggling with mathematics so they can go on to complete their education.
Online community WeAreTeachers is offering a new grant, sponsored by Learning Resources, which will allow teachers to submit collaborative lesson plans for a chance to win portable interactive technology for the classroom.
A science teacher at the Westmount Charter School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has won the $20,000 grand prize in the Shell Science Lab Challenge sponsored by Shell Oil Co. and the National Science Teachers Association.
The Software and Information Industry's (SIIA) has released an updated guide to the federal E-rate program.
The Adobe Foundation has created a new scholarship program designed to encourage high schoolers to pursue careers in creative fields.
CFY, a national educational nonprofit, will use $7 million in grants it's received for the development and distribution of online educational resources for K-12 students in low-income communities throughout the country.
- By Caitlin Moriarity
Samsung Hope for Children has named the five winners of its Solve for Tomorrow contest. They will receive in total $1 million worth of technology from Samsung, DirecTV, Microsoft, and Adobe.
The Balancing Act, a television program airing on Lifetime, is offering $300,000 in 21st Century educational tools through the Dream School Challenge Contest in an effort to promote learning for the next generation.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Classroom Champions, a free program that brings Olympian and Paralympian mentors to students in high-need K-8 schools through videoconferencing technology, is accepting applications until April 13.