Grants, Funding & Awards


Race to the Top Funding Impact on Student Outcomes 'Not Clear'

While RTT funding did introduce more use of the policies promoted by the multi-billion-dollar program, the impact of those changes on student achievement is "unclear," according to new research.

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for K–12 and Ed Tech?

Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

Pennsylvania Awards $6.5 Million in School Safety Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has selected recipients for $6.5 million in funds as part of the Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant program in an effort to reduce school violence.

Grant Program Reduces Cost of Classroom Management

An education technology company that produces an application for filtering and managing computing devices in the classroom has a new in-kind grant program available.

California Educators’ Online Community Awarded $2.25M to Advanced Personalized Learning Platform

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation has received a $2.25 million award from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, in an effort to support enhancements to CDEF’s professional learning platform and support the state’s #GoOpen campaign.

Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Our tech-savvy readers name their favorite technologies in dozens of categories, from flipped learning software to tablets and convertible laptops.

15 High School Teams Awarded $10K for Inventions

A program administered by MIT’s School of Engineering and the Lemelson Foundation has selected 15 teams of high schoolers to receive InvenTeam grants for their projects that offer solutions to real-world problems.

Report: K–12 Investments Still Down in Many States

Public investment in K–12 schools has declined significantly in a number of states during the past decade, according to research done by the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Harford County Schools Receives Digital Conversion Grant

Harford County Public Schools in Maryland has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity Partnership Grant Program. The district will use the grant for its digital conversion initiative in five schools.

Manassas Park City Schools Named Extreme Exemplary School

Manassas Park City Schools in Virginia recently received an Extreme Exemplary School Award from Extreme Networks.

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