Grants, Funding & Awards


Steelcase Education Offers $65,000 Classroom Redesign

The company's 2017 Active Learning Center Grant launches today.

FIRST Grants to Increase Access to Quality STEM Experiences

An organization that emphasizes diversity and inclusion in STEM has launched a new grant program to provide funding, training and program implementation support for up to 15 underserved communities in the United States and Canada.

Polymath Physicist, First Lady of Software Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama yesterday named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Final Round of i3 Grant Winners Announced

The United States Department of Education last week announced 15 winners for the final round of Investing in Innovation (i3) grants issued during the Obama Administration.

Report: States Need to Improve High School Accountability Systems

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has created an opportunity for states to overhaul their high school accountability systems, but most are not taking advantage of that opportunity, according to a new report from Fordham Institute.

K-8 Schools Invited to Apply for E-Books Access

The 200-book "K-5 Quickstart Collection," which is normally priced at $499 per year per building, is being made available for free to up to 1,000 schools through a donation program.

Race to the Top Funding Impact on Student Outcomes 'Not Clear'

While RTT funding did introduce more use of the policies promoted by the multi-billion-dollar program, the impact of those changes on student achievement is "unclear," according to new research.

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for K–12 and Ed Tech?

Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

Pennsylvania Awards $6.5 Million in School Safety Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has selected recipients for $6.5 million in funds as part of the Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant program in an effort to reduce school violence.

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