Grants, Funding & Awards


Top Digital Schools Recognized

A survey by the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education honors the districts that make the best use of technology.

CoSN Awards Showcase Going Beyond Call of Duty in K-12 Tech

A Virginia school district that has pioneered many aspects of the 21st century classroom, a Virginia CIO who came up with a way to deliver Internet access to students who didn't have any in his district and a Texas CIO who led the effort to produce a new guide on district data interoperability are some of the recipients of this year's CoSN awards to recognize "outstanding commitment and contributions to K-12 education technology."

FACE Receives $5 Million Grant To Improve College Completion Rates

The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.

U California, Los Angeles Wins $2.5 Million for College Prep Efforts

The University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from California's Department of Finance in recognition of its Teaching Schools Initiative and other efforts to improve college and career readiness.

USAC Extends E-Rate Application Deadline to April 16

In consultation with the FCC and in response to a request from the country’s largest school districts, the Universal Service Administration Company has extended the E-rate application window for this fiscal year by three weeks.

ESEA Loophole Costing Title I Schools $1,200 per Student

What could $668,900 buy? That's the amount on average not received by Title I schools owing to a "comparability loophole" in funding that some education experts would like to close in the upcoming ESEA reauthorization process.

Network Speed: How Fast is Fast Enough?

Three years ago, SETDA published capacity targets for both external and internal connections. Have districts gotten up to speed?

Numerous Hurdles Challenge Performance-Based Funding in Online Learning

The idea of funding education based on measurable student outcomes rather than seat-time is gaining momentum in some states as an incentive to encourage schools to be innovative. A new 54-page report by International Association for K-12 Online Learning delves into the funding models and policies related to that practice in order to guide states that are considering a similar structure.

Pennsylvania Charter School Adds Multimedia Lab with Grant Funds

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School will install a semi-immersive multimedia learning lab and a whiteboard lab thanks to a grant of nearly $50,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Fellowship Program Initiated To Encourage Games in Civics Instruction

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has started a program to give free professional development to social studies and civics teachers in the use of games, play and digital tools.

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