Samsung has launched its annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, now in its sixth year, with approximately $2 million in prizes up for grabs.
A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.
Topics will include how to get funding for classroom technology, the science behind technology’s positive effects on learning, practical tips for improving engagement and collaboration, and facilitating real-time assessment.
- By Christopher Piehler
Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are tripling the number of institutions involved in its Lenovo Scholar Network program.
For the fifth year, the Motorola Solutions Foundations will fund STEM projects in Florida school districts, having spent $200,000 over the previous four years.
San Francisco Unified School District has received an additional $6 million in funding from the Salesforce Foundation to expand the district's computer science curriculum and technology resources.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have been awarded a grant worth nearly $1 million over three years to study how students' reading levels affect their comprehension of science texts.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has selected the winner of its inaugural "Big Idea" policy proposal competition.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students program.
A venture capital nonprofit has launched an education technology accelerator intended to support entrepreneurs taking on specific challenges.
- By Dian Schaffhauser