Grants, Funding & Awards


Blended Learning, Professional Development Make Gains in ESEA Overhaul

In a shift away from policies enacted with NCLB, Congress' latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act puts some distance between the federal government and local schools. It also creates $1.65 billion in "enrichment" grants for tech-related education programs, including blended learning, STEM education and teacher professional development.

Race to the Top Turns Arkansas 4th Graders Into 'Biologists'

A Race to the Top-District grant has allowed Springdale Public Schools to spend $12.7 million on technology over the last two years.

High School Violence Targeted in Student-Focused Safety Program

Two universities and a behavioral research and development firm will be working together on a five-year project to reduce high school violence.

Steelcase Education Launches 2016 Active Learning Center Grant

The company will award up to 15 schools with a new active learning classroom valued at $62,000.

San Antonio District Lands Grant to Expand Engineering Education

A $34,000 grant from Raytheon helped 25 teachers learn more about how to teach engineering concepts to elementary school students.

i3 Program Awards $113 Million in Grants

The federal Investing in Innovation program to fund innovative education programs has selected 13 organizations that will share more than $100 million in grants.

Teacher Prep Gets Major Funding from Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed grants of $34.7 million over three years to help set up five teacher preparation transformation centers around the country that will bring together people from universities, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems to share data, knowledge and best practices.

Digital Innovations in Ed To Be Honored

This week a small group of educators and organizations will be honored at a gala in Silicon Valley for their innovations in helping students learn.

5 Indiana STEM Initiatives Share $105,000 in Grants

Five educational institutions in Indiana are recipients of grants of $15,000 to $30,000 each intended to improve student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Coalition Aims To Provide $620 Million for Expanded Learning Opportunities for Grades 6-8

Twenty organizations focused on education have pledged to collectively donate $620 million over the course of five years to improve expanded learning opportunities for students in grades 5-8.

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