To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.
- By Stephen Noonoo
States have just two months to put together proposals for building or expanding preschool programs in order to compete for some of the $250 million the feds are making available in a new Preschool Development Grants program.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Riverside Unified School District in California will pilot personalized learning at five schools this fall in an effort to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach to education.
Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers with the help of a $15 million grant from NASA.
The Lightspeed Systems Foundation grants just under $100,000 to four projects at schools and districts that range all the way from Cyber Snow Days to a flipped classroom for teachers.
A total of $4 million in federal funds is being awarded to institutions training the next generation of special education professionals.
The National Science Teachers Association has opened its 2014 Teacher Awards Program, with 20 different awards for more than 50 teachers at stake.
The state of Arkansas has joined a pilot that aims to deliver high-speed broadband to all K-12 schools. Arkansas is now the second state to be named to the pilot program.
Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.
Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.