As another academic year begins, familiar funding sources are offering new money, and new proposals hold out the promise of future funds.
Overall, Success Academy students outperformed students across New York City by 52 percentage points in math and 32 percentage points in English.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $1.5 million to Mercy College in New York. The college will use the grant to establish the Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI).
Want more funding for broadband? Now's your chance to let the FCC know what you need and why.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
School districts may be more likely to receive Race to the Top - District (RTT-D) grants if their plans include implementing blended learning environments, individualized learning plans, competency-based models, and community involvement, according to an analysis released by the American Institutes for Research.
The final application is now available for the second Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, which puts $280 million up for grabs in the form of state-level competitive grants.
The United States Department of Education has awarded three states with $5.2 million in continuation grants under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
Alabama State University and Tuskegee University are joint recipients of a National Science Foundation grant to fund a three-year program to teach science, technology, engineering, and math courses and information and communication technology to students in Montgomery Public Schools and Macon County Schools.
Six states will receive a total of $89 million in supplemental awards from the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program to fund improvements and "expand access to early learning programs throughout their states," according to the United States Department of Education.
The United States Department of Education has launched the 2013 Race to the Top - District competition, which will award nearly $120 million to school districts implementing "bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness."