The United States Department of Education has approved school plans from four more states and delivered a total of $2.817 billion in remaining American Rescue Plan funds to those states.
Alachua County Public Schools in Florida has received the first grant under the Biden administration's Project to Support America's Families and Educators (Project SAFE) program, which is designed to compensate schools that lose some portion of their funding as a result of COVID-19 policies that come into conflict with state policies.
Samsung has launched its 12th-annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, which will award $2 million in technology and supplies to classrooms across the United States.
Student device monitoring disproportionately affects kids who cannot afford their own devices and, according to a new report, poses threats to student privacy (such as LGBTQI+ students who might be "outed") and creates a significant chilling effect on student expression.
Vernier Software & Technology will award $1,000 grants to 40 STEM educators in K–12 and higher education. The grant program is part of Vernier's 40th anniversary event.
Edthena has created a $1.5 million fund to support districts' efforts to implement video coaching and video observation as part of their professional learning initiatives.
The United States Department of Education (ED) has approved school plans from four states for the use of American Rescue Plan ESSER funds, distributing about $1.84 billion in remaining funds.
School districts whose funds are being withheld by their states for implementing mask bans (or for other measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus) will see some relief from the federal government. A new grant program, announced Sept. 9 by the United States Department of Education (ED), is expected to open in the "coming weeks."
Ed tech company Turning will award five technology grants valued at $5,000 apiece to schools, colleges and other organizations to help "develop engaging practices to improve learner outcomes."
A company that provides people with access to online telescopes wants to enable a million students this year to explore space from computers in their classrooms and homes.