Grants, Funding & Awards


Restructuring is Most Common Approach to Improving Low-Performing Schools

Most state education agencies have chosen to close or restructure low-performing schools rather than shifting more effective educators to those schools, according to a new report.

Obama: Teachers Need Chance To Learn How To Integrate Tech into Learning

President Obama expects to request new funding in the federal budget for the next fiscal year specifically to help teachers and administrators obtain professional development to help them make the transition to digital learning.

Many States Struggle To Link Student Test Data to Individual Teachers

Linking student test data to individual teachers is the biggest challenge of establishing data systems to improve student achievement, according to a new report from the United States Department of Education.

Report: State Education Agencies Stymied by Achievement-Based Teacher Compensation and Evaluation Systems

A Recovery Act requirement for state education agencies to support linking educator compensation and evaluation to student achievement has presented significant challenges, and fewer than 10 SEAs supported that goal by the end of the 2010-2011 school year, according to a new report from the United States Department of Education.

Corporate America Commits $750 Million for ConnectED

President Obama has wooed $750 million worth of commitments from technology companies to support his ConnectED education initiative, originally announced last summer. Among the commitments, $100 million in devices and content from Apple, $100 million in free Internet connectivity for students from AT&T and $100 million worth of digital books for schools from O'Reilly Media.

E-Rate Reform at Hand as FCC Pledges $2 Billion More for Wireless Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission has gone public with plans to "reprioritize" existing E-rate funds over the next two years in order to invest an additional $2 billion toward putting broadband and wireless networks into 15,000 schools representing 20 million students.

5 Grants Aim To Get Charter Schools, District Schools Working Together

Public charter schools and district schools in five cities have committed to working together to promote student success in their communities. These are the latest in a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded program to sign "District-Charter Collaboration Compacts."

Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Seeks Submissions for Mentor Program

Entrepreneurs looking to launch an edtech startup may apply to participate in Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a program designed to foster startups focused on education technology. The deadline for applications is May 5.

Top executives from 50 diverse companies came together today to urge the FCC to modernize the E-rate program to help bring broadband to schools in the United States.

50 Top Execs Urge E-Rate Modernization To Propel Broadband in Schools

Top executives from 50 diverse companies came together today to urge the FCC to modernize the E-rate program to help bring broadband to schools in the United States.

Lenovo Opens $25,000 Classroom Makeover Contest

At the FETC 2014 conference taking place this week in Orlando, FL, Lenovo opened a new classroom makeover contest that will award $25,000 in laptops, software and support for one school.

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