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Grants, Funding & Awards


Bitcoin BASH: Catholic School Adopts Virtual Currency for Fundraiser

A Catholic school in Alabama will accept the cryptographic currency known as Bitcoin in its major annual fundraising event.

Students To Vie for Discovery Ed and 3M 'America's Top Young Scientist' Title

Young scientists in grades 5-8 have the chance to flex their brain power in a competition that will award the winners with scholarships and other prizes and pair them up with working scientists to pursue their innovative ideas.

Obama Administration Calls for Input on Accelerating New Learning Technologies

The Obama administration is asking education leaders for their ideas on accelerating the development of high-impact learning technologies.

6 Schools Win Grants for Digital Learning Projects

Grants will be used to purchase iPads and e-books, host Minecraft in Education events, develop new digital curriculum and teach students about local economy and commerce.

Video Surveillance Company Issuing Security Grants to Schools

Schools short on funds but seeking a way to ramp up video surveillance at their locations may want to go after one of the grants being issued over the next year by Video Insight.

SIIA: U.S. PreK-12 Is a $7.9 Billion Software Market

In the United States, preK-12 is nearly an $8 billion-a-year software market, according to new data published by the Software & Information Industry Association. And that figure is on the rise despite obvious funding hurdles faced by schools over the last several years.

Florida State U Gets $14.3 Million To Create STEM Workshops for Teacher Training

Florida's Department of Education has awarded Florida State University's STEM research center $14.3 million in new grants to build a professional development program for teachers and build up the state's online collection of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum resources.

Arizona High School Wins HD Sports Production Vehicle in Video Contest

A spirited video of students rapping about school pride and academics took the top prize in NewTek's smart car HD mobile production vehicle contest.

6 States To Share $280 Million in Latest Race to the Top Awards

The United States Department of Education has chosen six states to receive Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grants in the third round of funding for the initiative.

Grant Funds Expansion of Educational Tools Review Web Site

Ratings and review Web site Graphite is expanding its review library, teacher community and developing a mobile Web site, thanks to a $3 million grant from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

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