Grants, Funding & Awards

Florida School Revamps Classroom to Study Best Active Learning Practices

A classroom at a Gainesville, FL, research school is part of a Steelcase-funded study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Girl-Led Teams Win MoonBots Grand Prizes

Four teams from three countries won the competition that challenged students ages 8 to 17 to create and program their own lunar rovers.

Microsoft Program Pushes CS Team-Teaching

It's the giving season for Microsoft, and schools are, as usual, at the top of the receiving list. The company announced a three-year $75 million commitment to expand access to computer science education for young people.

Alliance for Excellent Ed Looks for High School Exemplars

An organization whose goal is to make sure every student graduates has called for submissions from secondary schools that show how they're meeting success.

Report: Schools Concerned About Cutting E-rate Funding for Phone Service

"E-rate Funding Year 2015: Analysis of Funding Request Data and Applicant Survey" compiles the results of a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants that was conducted in June 2015 with the goal of providing E-rate stakeholders and policymakers with information about how the program is being used and generating suggestions for improvements.

Samsung Launches Solve for Tomorrow Contest with $2 Million in Prizes

Samsung has launched its annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, now in its sixth year, with approximately $2 million in prizes up for grabs.

$3.5-Million Grant Aims To Improve Student Reading Comprehension

A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.

Mimio Offers Free Tech Webinars for Administrators and Teachers

Topics will include how to get funding for classroom technology, the science behind technology’s positive effects on learning, practical tips for improving engagement and collaboration, and facilitating real-time assessment.

Lenovo Scholar Network Grows to 30 Schools

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are tripling the number of institutions involved in its Lenovo Scholar Network program.

Motorola Foundation Funds Florida STEM Projects

For the fifth year, the Motorola Solutions Foundations will fund STEM projects in Florida school districts, having spent $200,000 over the previous four years.