Launched in 2008, the program will award grants of up to $5,000 to full-time teachers of grades preK-12 to deploy innovative technology solutions in their classrooms.
Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.
Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The California State Assembly has passed Assembly Joint Resolution 7, a measure pressing the federal government to support net neutrality.
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.
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Curriculum Advantage is partnering with DonorsChoose.org on the Digital Learning Fund, an effort to help teachers fund classroom technology.
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.
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.
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.