Teacher teams at West Gate Elementary School and Pine City High School have been awarded technology and professional development grants valued at $250,000 from assessment solution provider Naiku.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.
Two weeks after a report from the Center for American Progress explained how a calculation loophole in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) results in Title 1 schools receiving about $1,200 less per student than comparable schools, a new report confirmed the size of the gap from a different angle.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
"Writing a grant" today can mean anything from stating your case in a Word document to producing a video or making a direct pitch on a Web site. Whatever the medium, it's how you tell your story that sets you apart from the competition.
- By John K. Waters
The Science Channel and Discovery Education launch a new STEM-related initiative during the White House Science Fair.
A survey by the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education honors the districts that make the best use of technology.
President Obama unveiled more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.
A Virginia school district that has pioneered many aspects of the 21st century classroom, a Virginia CIO who came up with a way to deliver Internet access to students who didn't have any in his district and a Texas CIO who led the effort to produce a new guide on district data interoperability are some of the recipients of this year's CoSN awards to recognize "outstanding commitment and contributions to K-12 education technology."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.
The University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from California's Department of Finance in recognition of its Teaching Schools Initiative and other efforts to improve college and career readiness.