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Grants, Funding & Awards


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.

Montana School District Could Save $140K Annually with Energy Efficiency Improvements

A Montana school district is looking to save more than $140,000 per year through improvements made to 12 of its school buildings -- improvements that are designed to make them more energy-efficient. The changes, which will be finished by the end of 2013, will come at no up-front cost to the district.

2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge Winners Selected

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media have named the 16 winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge.

Organizations Urge FCC To Take Action on ConnectED Initiative

More than 50 national organizations representing a wide range of educational interest groups have submitted a joint letter encouraging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take "swift action" to implement President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

Forget ROI, Here's the 5-Step Tech Investment Plan Districts Should Be Using

When it comes to technology projects, the value of an investment should be defined by its educational return, not its financial return.

Funds for Learning Proposes E-Rate 2.0

E-rate consultancy Funds for Learning has begun a campaign to encourage the Federal Communications Commission to update its program for placing Internet access into schools and libraries.

Samsung Launches School Bundle with Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablets

Samsung has launched a new technology bundle designed for education. Samsung School is a solution that's built around Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, an Android-based tablet, which connects to other technologies through Samsung's classroom software.

Dell Education Challenge Pushes College Students To Improve K-12

Dell is running its second Education Challenge, which will be awarding $30,000 in cash prizes as well as mentoring to university and college students who have workable ideas for improving the education experience for K-12 students.

Texas Workforce Commission Kicks in $760,000 for Student STEM Competition

The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation has received a $760,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support 500 new and existing VEX Robotic Competition teams, enhance the foundation's volunteer community, and fund a new VRC Texas Online Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition mobile event trailer.

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