Grants, Funding & Awards

North Carolina District Wins $30 Million To Provide Tablets to Middle School Students

A North Carolina school district will receive $30 million through a federal Race to the Top District grant.

Three U.S. Schools Recognized for Instructional Innovations

Three innovative education programs in the United States were honored by Microsoft during its annual Global Forum Educator Awards held in Prague, Czechoslovakia this past weekend.

Jacob Burns Film Center Receives $50,000 Grant for iPads in the Classroom

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts organization in Pleasantville, NY, has received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

Microsoft Commits $250 Million to Partners in Learning

Microsoft is once again extending its Partners in Learning program, committing another $250 million to the program over the next five years, bringing the total commitment to about $750 million.

SIIA Names Incubation Program Winners

The Software & Information Industry Association's Education Division has named three winners in its annual program designed to identify and showcase companies developing the most promising and innovative technologies for education.

What Race to the Top-D Means to You

RedRock Reports President Jenny House explains how the latest Race to the Top competition will have a long-lasting impact on federal funding.

Grant To Fund Video Repository of Teaching Excellence in Math and Science

A consortium of education organizations will be developing an online repository of classroom videos to help new teachers learn from master instructors how to teach math and science topics in third through sixth grades.

E-Rate Window Opens Mid-December To Help Schools Bolster Connectivity

The next window for E-Rate funding requests opens on December 12, 2012 and closes at the end of March 14, 2013, 93 days later.

5 States Pursue Second Round of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

According to the United States Department of Education, all five eligible states have stepped forward to participate in the second round of applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, which provides funding for reforms in state early learning programs.

$5.4 Million Grants Fund Personalized, Blended Learning Programs

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.