Grants, Funding & Awards


Texas Charter Operator Gets Millions to Grow STEM Program into Elementary Schools

Harmony Public Schools, a charter network in Texas, will be dedicating a new five-year, $7.9 million grant to expand a STEM project-based learning model from middle and high school into its elementary schools. "Launching Elementary Academic Foundations to STEM" or "LEAF to STEM," as the initiative is named, will reach 7,000 students in 16 elementary schools.

Extreme Redesign Challenge Calls on Students to Submit 3D Designs

College, middle and high school students have the opportunity to win scholarships by showing off their 3D design prowess.

USC Accelerator Seeks Ed Tech Innovators

Could Southern California become the Silicon Valley of education technology? That's the hope of a new initiative at the University of Southern California that brings together its Rossier School of Education and its Center for Engineering in Education to launch an incubator focused on improving the quality and equity of education.

Gates Foundation Funds 19 Networks for School Improvement

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made what it's calling a "down payment" on an ambitious effort "to help tens of thousands of students get the education they deserve."

Library Afterschool Tech Programs Receive Funding Shot

The grants, which can range up to $40,000, are intended to help fund after-school programs for middle and high school students — especially those at risk — to develop expertise in the use of technology, along with "life skills," such as goal setting, conflict resolution and effective communication.

Just 36 Teachers Across U.S. Graduated in 2016 Ready to Teach CS

Forty-one states didn't graduate a single new teacher prepared to teach CS.

Report: School Improvement Grant Program Results Based on 'Underpowered' Research

FutureEd has called the federal government to task for dropping support for the School Improvement Grant program. The SIG program, begun during the Obama presidency, with a total $7 billion investment in about 1,250 of the lowest-achieving public schools, was later called a failure by the Education Department's Institute of Education Sciences.

$5,500 Grant Program to Recognize Teachers for Innovation in Data Collection in Science

The 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards program is now open, offering up to $5.500 for "the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom."

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

The United States Department of Education is receiving nearly $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a $581 million increase from the previous year.

Deadline Looms for 2 Classroom Grants Offering $2,500 and $500 for Teachers

Two important grant deadlines are coming up for K–12 teachers looking to fund classroom materials, one offering $500 per classroom, the other offering up to $2,500 per classroom. Both programs will award grants to multiple teachers.

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