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Grants, Funding & Awards


2 Schools Net $45,000 in Tech in Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes

Two Schools, North Miami Beach Senior High School and Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, have received $45,000 each in technology grants as the winners of the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.

Ohio Charter School Nets $3 Million for Science Center, STEM Training

KIPP Columbus, a Columbus, OH charter school, has received a $3 million donation to help build a science center and provide science, technology, engineering and math training for teachers.

35 States Vie for $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants to help build or expand preschool programs in high-need communities with the goal of increasing the number of 4-year-olds who are well prepared to start school.

Apple Jumps into ConnectED Initiative with $100 Million in Tech Grants

Apple has chosen 114 schools to receive a share of $100 million in grants to provide curriculum support, wireless infrastructure and classroom technology, such as iPads and MacBooks.

5 Ways to Make the Most of the New E-Rate

As funding is phased out for some technologies and increased for others, here’s how you can get more of what you need.

Oregon District Awards Mini Technology Grants to 38 Teachers

Oregon's Hillsboro School District has awarded $194,000 in grants to district teachers in an effort to put 21st century tools into students' hands.

$2 Million Grant To Fund Pilot in Online AP Instruction

Entering its second year, the Davidson Next Initiative in North Carolina is creating a suite of online instructional units to improve student outcomes in difficult AP courses.

How Connecting the Community Transformed a Rural School District

Superintendent Matt Akin used federal funding to make the entire town of Piedmont, AL, wireless as a way to increase equity for students, about half of whom did not have Internet access at home.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.

CoSN Survey: Only 9 Percent of Districts Have Adequate Bandwidth

Results from the Consortium for School Networking’s 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal gaps in U.S. school districts’ broadband and technology infrastructure.

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