NASA has chosen 12 schools as NASA Explorer Schools, half of which will also receive $5,000 grants to implement a STEM project in their classrooms before next April.
The Houston Independent School District will receive $550,000 in college scholarships as the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.
Ecolab has awarded $912,000 in grants to K-12 teachers this year through its Visions for Learning program.
A project whose aim is to promote diversity in the geosciences is expanding into Texas high schools.
Walden University's Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is offering five $5,000 grants for schools that are willing to host "Educator for a Day" events during American Education Week in November.
Netgear has opened its new "WiFi My School" contest, which will award wireless networking gear and network attached storage devices to five winning schools.
A new $1.4 million federal grant will fund the establishment of a Center on Technology and Disability.
Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association have opened the 2014 ExploraVision Program. The annual student science competition, now in its 22st year, offers prizes of up to $10,000 and is open to K-12 students in the United States and Canada.
A preliminary report from a survey of K-12 school districts has revealed that 99 percent of all districts in the United States will need broadband upgrades within the next three years.
Samsung has opened its 2013 Solve for Tomorrow grant program, which will award a total of $2 million in classroom technology for teachers. More than 300 winners and finalists will receive prizes.