Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.
More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education students participating in SkillsUSA.
Long Cane Middle School has won a grant of more than $8,000 to launch a drone project focused on STEAM education.
Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.
The Siemens Foundation has launched the latest round of its STEM competition, which awards winning students scholarships of up to $100,000.
Nearly nine in 10 (87 percent) of E-rate applicants say E-rate funds are vital to their internet connectivity goals, according to the initial findings of Funds For Learning's seventh-annual survey.
A new presidential administration and changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have raised questions about the E-rate program, yet recipients and applicants continue to rely on the federal subsidy program, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Funds for Learning, an E-rate compliance firm.
The state of Iowa is seeking proposals for programs that bring education and employers together to create a stream of continuity between school and career in STEM topics. Each "model" chosen will receive $25,000.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The National Science Foundation is awarding up to 18 multi-year grants for efforts that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in PK–12 schools. The awards this year are expected to total $10 million to $20 million, with individual awards ranging from $400,000 to $2 million apiece.