Wireless equipment manufacturer Ruckus Wireless will award 802.11n WiFi makeovers to three school districts in the United States and Canada. The company launched a grant program Tuesday that allows K-12 schools, districts, and home schools to nominate themselves for their share of $150,000 in hardware and services.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is upping its financial support for Common Core State Standards. The foundation awarded $3 million to ASCD to support that group's efforts to help education leaders and educators themselves understand the standards and implement them.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders has launched a new grant program to help schools develop curricula for students with autism.
After receiving a modest technology grant, a middle school in Ohio began deploying mobile devices and traditional computers in classrooms and labs. And a key component of the rollout has been in-depth development for teachers focused on problem solving, project-based learning, and student engagement.
- By Bridget McCrea
One district administrator shares his secrets for successful grant writing in today's challenging funding environment.
- By Bridget McCrea
Calypso Systems has opened its third-annual Be Heard School Grants program, which awards classroom audio systems to K-12 schools.
Irvine Unified School District in Southern California is ramping up its green efforts by installing fuel cells on two of its high school campuses. The district has already launched a solar power initiative that will place photovoltaic arrays on several sites; the fuel cells will be used to heat facilities and to generate extra power.
Killing the only federal program that specifically provides funding for education technology will undermine reform and innovation efforts in America's schools. That's according to four major education advocacy groups that issued a joint statement Tuesday denouncing proposed cuts to the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program.
Computers for Youth works with low-income schools to put computers in the homes of sixth-grade students and bring parents into the learning mission.
- By Jennifer Demski
Brightpoint Literacy has kicked off a new mini-grant program aimed at improving literacy in boys.