Grants, Funding & Awards


5 Winners Named for Homework Gap Grant

The grant was designed to help schools pilot one of Kajeet's home access solutions in an attempt to provide internet access to student outside of school.

Science Competition Promotes K-12 Science Standards and Innovation

An "assistance rod" that acts as a "rescue pack" for baby sea turtles. An improved cochlear implant that allows its wearer to hear a wider range of frequencies. An environmentally-friendly food wrap that will change color when the food inside has spoiled or been contaminated. Those are some of the winning student entries from previous "ExploraVision" science competitions. This year's event will be open for registration from K-12 students until Feb. 8, 2018.

Digital Learning Fund to Help Teachers Acquire Technology

Curriculum Advantage is partnering with DonorsChoose.org on the Digital Learning Fund, an effort to help teachers fund classroom technology.

Deadline Looms for $5,000 STEM and Tech Grants

Educators and parent groups have less than three weeks to apply for $2,000 to $5,000 grants from the Lowe's Small Toolbox for Education grant program.

Senate Ed Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $68.3 Billion in Discretionary Spending

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has unanimously approved a funding bill for fiscal year 2018 that includes $68.3 billion in discretionary funding for the United States Department of Education, a $29 million increase over the previous year's budget.

Report: Federally Impacted Schools Need $4.2 Billion in Construction

Federally impacted school districts are those that include nontaxable federal property, such as part of a military installation, Native American land or low-income housing.

Google and 4-H to Establish Coding Program in 22 States

The goal is to equip today’s learners with skills needed for careers that use computer science, since research estimates there will only be 400,000 qualified job candidates for more than 1.4 million open tech jobs in 2020.

Kettering U Lands $40,000 Grant for K-12 STEM Camps

The university will offer robotics and STEM day camps for students in grades 1-5 at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary School in Flint, MI.

State Pumps $10.2 Million into Alternative Teacher Comp Plans

The initiative was kicked off last year when state lawmakers passed an accountability pilot program that referenced funding of programs "linking teacher performance and professional growth to salary increases."

Colorado Releases Roadmap to Boost Blended Learning

A Colorado state-funded program recently released a guide to help district leaders, educators, policymakers and other stakeholder implement blended learning in K–12 schools.

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