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Grants, Funding & Awards


Feds: Inequalities in Ed Tech Resources 'Potentially Unlawful Discrimination'

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance to education leaders calling attention to disparities in educational resources along ethnic and economic lines and characterizing such disparities as "potentially ... unlawful discrimination." The list of those disparities explicitly included quantity and quality of technology resources.

Verizon Expands Innovative Learning Schools Program

Verizon has expanded its Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program to eight more middle schools in four states, bringing the total number of schools in the program to 32.

Submissions Open for Canvas Grants

Instructure will distribute $100,000 in grants to projects that demonstrate "lossless learning."

2 Districts Take Home Broad Prize for Urban Education, $500,000 Each

In an historic first, two districts have won the annual Broad Prize for Urban Education and will split $1 million in prize money, to be divvied up as college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Next XPrize Aims for Worldwide Student Literacy

The Newest XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.

Contest Seeks Redesign of School Performance Report Cards

A new competition with a $15,000 first prize is kicking off to encourage designers, developers and data experts to reimagine what the American school report card could be.

STEM Contest Challenges Students to Imagine Future Technology

A science competition from Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association asks students to propose a new technology based on a problem that exists today for a shot at a $10,000 savings bond and other prizes.

LearnLaunch Opens Third Round of Funding for Ed Tech Startups

LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, has opened for applications for the 2015 cohort.

Data Collection Technology Awards Open, Offer $5,000 Prizes

Vernier and the National Science Teachers Association have opened up applications for their annual technology awards, recognizing innovative use of data collection technology in the classroom.

San Francisco Bay Area High School Nets 65 New Laptops

As the result of a wireless device recycling project, Sprint is donating 65 Dell laptops and funding for Internet access to a high school in the San Francisco Bay area.

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