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Grants, Funding & Awards


Race to the Top - District Grants Favor Blended Learning Environments

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.

Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Applications Now Available

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.

3 States Land SIG Continuation Awards for Low-Performing Schools

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 U and Tuskegee University To Teach STEM in Alabama Schools

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.

ED, HHS Award $89 Million in Supplemental RTT Early Learning Challenge Grants

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.

Dept of Education Launches 2013 Race to the Top - District Competition

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."

New Research Grants Offered for Study of Online and Flipped Classroom Learning

The Adaptive Learning Research Grant Program has launched its second phase, offering up to $40,000 for institutions to examine adaptive learning principles that result in measurable learning outcomes in large-scale online and blended learning courses.

Texas STEM Camps Get Funding Boost

Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.

FTTH Council Encourages FCC To Establish 'Gigabit Communities Race to the Top' Program

Following the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent decision to review and modernize the E-rate program, which helps schools and libraries pay for Internet access, the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH Council) has petitioned the FCC to now establish a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program.

Education Advocates Hail FCC's Plans To Modernize E-Rate

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to review and modernize the E-rate program with the goal of increasing broadband capacity, maximizing cost-effective purchasing, and streamlining program administration.

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