Grants, Funding & Awards

Proposed Wisconsin Legislation May Expand Charter Schools, Reduce Teacher Licensing Requirements

Two last-minute additions to a bill in the Wisconsin state legislature that would reduce funding to universities would also have significant impact on K-12 education.

Researchers To Study Student Achievement at Virtual Schools

Researchers from University of Michigan, Stanford and University of California, Davis have received a $1.6 million grant to conduct a three-year study of virtual schooling.

Vernier Announces the Winners of its 2015 Engineering Contest

The winners were chosen for their innovative teaching of engineering concepts and practices using Vernier sensors to engage students in hands-on learning.

Lancaster ISD Receives 2.2 Million STEM Grant

Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, has received a $2.2 million grant from the Texas Instruments (IT) Foundation to further the development of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) district in Lancaster Independent School District.

AT&T Launches Accelerator with 5 Ed Tech Startups

AT&T has launched its ed tech accelerator with an inaugural class of five startups.

5 Schools Win Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grand Prize

Schools from California, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington have won the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition created in 2010 to encourage innovation while engaging students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning.

Northrop Grumman Launches Fab Labs Contest

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has launched the Fab School Labs contest, which will grant five winning middle schools up to $100,000 to create a state-of-the-art science lab.

Survey: More Educators Are Using Social Media for Fundraising

According to the sixth annual CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey, 57 percent of respondents reported using social media to fundraise in 2015, compared to 47 percent in 2014.

Report: Majority of Teachers Purchase School Supplies for Students

This year 91 percent of teachers used some of their own money to pay for school supplies, and 38 percent used only their own money, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

Ohio Students Win Scholarships, Grants at Career STEM Day

Fifteen high school students have a little more money for college and 50 more won grants for their schools following Goodyear's Annual STEM Career Day.