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K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

Upcoming funding opportunities for K–12 school, teachers and groups (updated February 8)

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Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of December 9, 2019)

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Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of November 18, 2019)

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Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 28, 2019)

New grants added: Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Discovery Education/USC Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 21, 2019)

New grants added: Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Discovery Education/USC Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Nov. 5, 2018)

Preschool Development Grant applications due Nov. 6!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Oct. 29, 2018)

Preschool Development Grant applications due Nov. 6!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Oct. 22, 2018)

Preschool Development Grant applications due Nov. 6!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Oct. 15, 2018)

NEA grant applications are due today!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Oct. 8, 2018)

NEA grant applications are due Oct. 15!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Oct. 1, 2018)

Proposals are due within a week for four different grants: Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers; Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants; AAEF Classroom Grant; and Krystal Foundation STEAM Grants!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Sept. 24, 2018)

Proposals are due within a week for four different grants: Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers; Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants; AAEF Classroom Grant; and Krystal Foundation STEAM Grants!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Sept. 17, 2018)

Proposals are due in two weeks for four different grants: Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers; Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants; AAEF Classroom Grant; and Krystal Foundation STEAM Grants!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Sept. 10, 2018)

Proposals for GreenWorks grants are due in three weeks!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Sept. 4, 2018)

Krystal Foundation STEAM grants are now open!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Aug. 27, 2018)

Only four days left to enter Acer's STEAM Lab Makeover contest!

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Only 11 days left to enter Acer's STEAM Lab Makeover contest!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Aug. 13, 2018)

Acer's STEAM Lab Makeover contest ends this month!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Aug. 6, 2018)

The National Science Foundation's ITEST grant application period ends this week!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 30, 2018)

The National Science Foundation's ITEST grant application period ends in a week!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 23, 2018)

One week left to apply for American Honda Foundation STEM grants!

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Two weeks left to apply for American Honda Foundation STEM grants!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 9, 2018)

Three weeks left to apply for American Honda Foundation STEM grants! Serious Play Conference kicks off this week.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 2, 2018)

One month left to apply for American Honda Foundation STEM grants!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 25, 2018)

Just five days left to enter the 2018 K-12 IT Makeover Contest!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 18, 2018)

Four days until the deadline for the Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 11, 2018)

Eleven days until the deadline for the Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 4, 2018)

Get your early bird entries in today for the Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 29, 2018)

The deadline for the $10,000 Innovative Educator Prize Program is this week!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 21, 2018)

The deadline for the $10,000 Innovative Educator Prize Program is about a week away!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 14, 2018)

ESA STEM grant letters due tomorrow! Innovative Educator Prize Program now open through May 31.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 7, 2018)

New ed tech conferences Added; ESA STEM grant letters due soon!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 30, 2018)

The application period for ESA Foundation STEM Grants is now open! Letters of inquiry due in two weeks!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 23, 2018)

The application period for ESA Foundation STEM Grants is now open!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 16, 2018)

Young Scientist Challenge deadline is April 19!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 9, 2018)

Teacher development grant applications are due in one week! New listings for webinars!

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 2, 2018)

New grants include the $3,500 "Creatively Alive Children" grant from Crayola and the $5,000 to $25,000 Social Emotional Learning Grant from NoVo and Education First.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 26, 2018)

The deadline is approaching for the InvenTeams grant from the Lemelson Foundation and the School of Engineering at MIT.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 12, 2018)

The deadline is this week for the Braitmayer Foundation's Innovative Practices in K–12 Education grant! Also this week: the CUE 2018 National Conference is being held in Palm Springs, CA.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 5, 2018)

Deadline today for the Advocate Grant Program from the Society for Science and the Public! Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 26, 2018)

Five new grant listings, including one due this week! Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 19, 2018)

New grant listing: $10,000 K-12 IT Makeover Challenge. Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 12, 2018)

New grant listing: $30,000 classroom technology grant, deadline in March. Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 5, 2018)

Applications for Gates Foundation grants are due soon. The TCEA convention takes place this week in Austin. Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 29, 2018)

New grant listings include up to $4 million from the Gates Foundation and special grants for STEM education for rural schools. Deadlines for T.A.F. and N.E.A. teacher grants are coming up soon. Upcoming events include the T.C.E.A. Convention in Austin and the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 22, 2018)

New grant listings include up to $4 million from the Gates Foundation and special grants for STEM education for rural schools. Deadlines for T.A.F. and N.E.A. teacher grants are coming up soon. Upcoming events include the T.C.E.A. Convention in Austin and the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 15, 2018)

Upcoming events include FETC, TCEA Convention and Expo, CUE 2018 National Conference, OLC Innovate and Learning Impact Leadership Institute.

Gates Foundation Needs to Avoid Past Blunders in Future Ed Investment

If the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can avoid the same mistakes it has made in the past, its latest K–12 reform efforts will be more successful than many of its past education projects, according to a policy memo published by the National Education Policy Center.

Privacy Concerns Dominate 2017 Student Data Legislation

Since 2013, lawmakers in 49 states have introduced 503 bills, and 41 states have passed 94 laws regarding education data privacy and security, according to the latest accounting by the Data Quality Campaign.

Newark School Reform Shows Mixed Impact

What does $200 million in school reform buy you? Improved English scores and no big change in math achievement. That's the bottom line offered in a working paper issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which examined an education transformation project in Newark Public Schools.

High Schools to Teach App Development in New STEM Communities

Students at 57 NAF academies this year will have a chance to develop Android mobile apps using Lenovo devices and win tech prizes,

LA County Students to Build STEM Skills in Fab Labs

The fab labs were created by the public university with help from Toyota, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Motivo Engineering to address several issues described as “the heart of the STEM crisis” by the organizations.

Minecraft: Education Edition Reboots The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Experience is one of several partnerships that Microsoft has recently taken on to boost its education offerings.

Carnegie Learning Boosts Computer Science Focus with Globaloria Acquisition

Through acquiring Globaloria, Carnegie wants to strengthen its mathematics and computer science offerings, since the two subjects often go hand-in-hand in STEM education.

Samsung STEAM Competition Asks Students to Solve Community Challenges

STEAM teachers in grades 6-12 can submit an application through Nov. 9 for a chance to win a share of $2 million worth of Samsung tech.

Literacy Program Links Student Books to ELA Standards

A new literacy program aims to help teachers and students in grades 2-5 meet evolving state standards for English language arts (ELA) instruction.

STEM Learning Kits with Arduino Sensors Now Free for Teachers

The kit (typically priced at $150) includes an Arduino sensor board, which lets students conduct basic coding experiments and collect data through small, commercial satellites.

Homework Game Changer Kahoot! Launches Mobile App

Kahoot! has launched its mobile app for iOS and Android that is designed to make homework fun and more social for students.

Superintendents Say Finding Quality Educators is a Major K–12 Challenge

The “Gallup 2017 Survey of K–12 School District Superintendents” reports their opinions on important topics and policy issues facing education.

San Francisco and Oakland Districts Expand Computer Science Ed with $12.2 Million Salesforce Funding

Both San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are continuing their existing partnerships with the SF-based cloud computing company, and will receive $7 million and $5.2 million respectively.

K12 Federation Seeks to Unite School Technology Leaders Nationwide

The educational cooperative of technology leaders at K–12 schools is focused on interoperability, security and other pressing tech issues.

Khan Academy Launches Free Challenge to Improve Growth Mindset

The six-week challenge is designed to get students in grades 3-12 started on the right foot this school year.

PeopleAdmin and Tableau Unlock Next-Level Recruitment Insights for Districts

Tableau's analytics — which Gartner rated highly for innovating business intelligence — will be integrated into PeopleAdmin’s TalentEd solution, which helps school districts automate and streamline talent management functions.

Putting Students in Charge: A Hands-off Approach to Personalized Learning

What would happen if we gave students the opportunity and tools to direct learning for themselves? The lead teacher at Flex Academy explains how the Wisconsin public charter school employs this practice.

NSTA Releases STEM Curriculum Series Focused on Innovation

The National Science Teachers Association’s NSTA Press has released the first five books of its new STEM Road Map Curriculum Series for K–12.

European Game-based Learning Study Underway Across 5 Countries

European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education based in Belgium, is working with gaming company Triseum on the research effort. Over the 2017-2018 school year, teachers and students will utilize the company’s ARTé: Mecenas and Variant: Limits games during class to understand core calculus concepts.

Google Unveils Digital Collection and Upcoming Curriculum on U.S. Latino Arts and Culture

Ahead of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Google released a collection of more than 4,300 archives and 90 multimedia exhibits, as well as virtual tours on Google Expeditions that share stories related to Latino history, culture and contributions in the United States.

Renaissance Flow 360 Integrates Teacher-Approved Resources

Renaissance has partnered with Education.com in order to bring teacher-approved digital resources, tools and materials from the online education hub to the Renaissance Flow 360 platform.

InFocus Debuts Android-Based 4K Interactive Display for Classrooms

The JTouch Plus INF7530eAG runs an Android operating system to support whiteboarding, document viewing, web browsing and wireless casting to Android apps.

Report: More Students Hit NWEA Reading and Math Targets Through Personalized Learning

For the “2016-2017 Impact Report,” Education Elements shares learning outcomes data from a select set of school districts with established implementations of personalized learning.

Report: Makerspaces, Coding, Robotics Pick Up Momentum in Schools

Once again this school year, schools will be ramping up robotics programs and opening more makerspaces, according to the latest report from the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking.

All Arkansas Public High Schools to Receive Facebook VR Kits

The Arkansas Department of Education and Facebook are expanding an existing partnership to bring VR education to all of the state’s public high schools.

Online Mathematics Homework Program to Begin Research Studies

The United States Department of Education has doled out an additional $7 million to fund two more studies to assess the impact of a free math learning platform.

ClassFlow Introduces Activity Feed to Keep Parents Informed

Now available on the homepage to registered users, the social media-inspired activity feed enables teachers to share lessons, activities and assignments to the class and with parents.

Duolingo Brings Tinycards Test Prep App to Android

Tinycards is a study aid designed for both K–12 and college students, which employs a spaced repetition technique and adapts to the individual user.

Interactive Tool to Let Students Play with Math

Graspable essentially allows students to rearrange terms on the screen to solve math equations, recording and sharing all of the steps they take to arrive at their answer with the teacher.

Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits, Disney and Lucasfilm Channels Star Wars

Ahead of the Force Friday II global event this week, littleBits released a new kit that gives kids step-by-step instructions on how to build a droid fit for the Star Wars universe.

CatchOn and Google Team Up to Offer Usage Data on Chromebooks

CatchOn delivers real-time data on which apps are being used, how often and where to help keep track of technology investments.

TX Regional Centers Start to Evaluate ROI of Tech at Schools

The Learning Outcomes Modules framework from BrightByte is built on research, helping administrators to evaluate tech on the basis of impact, engagement and investment.

Kajeet Teams Up with Four Major Wireless Carriers in the United States

Now, the wireless solutions company is working with all four major 4G LTE wireless network carriers to expand student access to affordable WiFi.

ISTE Says Watch Out for Coding, Immersive Tech This School Year

The international association of teachers, administrators, ed tech specialists and other education stakeholders offers its top five predications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Kahoot! Debuts Studio of Curriculum-Aligned Games for K–12

Initially, the Kahoot! Studio will include a math collection that aligns to Common Core standards in algebra, fractions and geometry, which teachers can edit if needed to match specific standards or needs.

Underwater 360 Degree Camera from Boxfish Shoots 5K Video

The Boxfish 360 can continuously record 5K-UDH video or time-lapse photos for up to three hours, helping take away some of the time-pressure associated with filming underwater.

AI Chatbot Hubert Talks to Students to Collect Course Feedback

A new AI-driven chatbot is looking to give educators deeper insights from course feedback by starting conversations with students.

Trends: STEM Game-based Learning to See Surge in Immersive Tech

The growing importance of STEM education is one of the major growth drivers for the K–12 game-based learning market, according to research from Technavio.

How Our Enterprise LMS Helps Students Own and Lead Their Own Learning

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in Indiana was looking for a tech-enhanced tool centered on teaching, collaboration and assessment, and went through three different learning management systems before settling on one that worked for teachers and students.

New Quizlet Feature Lets Students Customize Study Materials with Pictures

Diagrams allows students to annotate images, maps and other graphics with information, helping them to study efficiently and interactively.

Legends of Learning Games Meet Georgia and Texas Science Standards

Now, games are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the Georgia Performance Standards for middle school.

Amazon Writing Tool Taps AI to Help Students Become Better Writers

Amazon has introduced a new online writing curriculum for grades 4-6 that incorporates natural language processing technology for features like the Writing Coach, which delivers immediate feedback to students. The tool aims to make writing relevant and engaging for students, without compromising the writing process.

4-H Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Electrical Engineering Lesson

4-H, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, created an Incredible Wearables kit for the event that will enable youth to build their own wearable fitness trackers.

Report: Schools Are Being Duped by Marketers on Personalized Learning

In an annual report on school commercialism trends, National Education Policy Center researchers assert that personalized learning is turning student data into a marketable product and extending the reach of commercializing activities into students’ everyday lives at schools.

PublicSchoolWORKS Debuts Online Concussion Trainings to Keep Student Athletes Safe

In an effort to keep student athletes safe, PublicSchoolWORKS has released a suite of concussion-related safety trainings for coaches, educators, nurses or other staff clinicians at schools.

Dept. of Defense Youth STEM Program to Explore Next-Generation Technologies

Now in its 15th year since its nationwide expansion in 2002, DoD STARBASE will introduce augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT) concepts into its curriculum. Program participants will soon be able to use ThingWorx Studio, a solution that transforms IoT applications into immersive AR experiences.

Google and 4-H to Establish Coding Program in 22 States

The goal is to equip today’s learners with skills needed for careers that use computer science, since research estimates there will only be 400,000 qualified job candidates for more than 1.4 million open tech jobs in 2020.

Adaptive Diagnostic Aims to Build Student Confidence in Math

A new adaptive diagnostic for math has been added to IXL, a personalized learning program that is used by one in nine students in the United States.

Triseum Opens Online Store of Education Gaming Experiences

For the online store launch, the company has released new versions of its calculus and art history games.

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021, with VR, AR, 3D printing and visual data analytics as the top four product segments.

Kettering U Lands $40,000 Grant for K-12 STEM Camps

The university will offer robotics and STEM day camps for students in grades 1-5 at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary School in Flint, MI.

Companies Partner to Create Adaptive Personalized Student Learning Paths

A new partnership between Edmentum and Renaissance has merged online assessment and adaptive instruction solutions from both companies in an effort to help teachers deliver targeted instruction to students.

Brown U Students Develop VR History Experience for Use in Education

A virtual reality artist-in-residence at Brown University and 14 undergraduate students are working on an independent study project designed to bring the Gaspee Affair to virtual reality and education.

New Facility Enables Remote Users to Control Robot Swarms

The Georgia Institute of Technology is opening the "Robotarium" this month to allow users from around the world to test out their code on a rotating pair of robot swarms.

Middle School Science Teachers Kick Off 2017 National STEM Scholar Program

Ten middle school science teachers were recently selected for a professional development and networking program led by researchers and education leaders in Kentucky that aims to reach and inspire future scientists.

Oklahoma District Deploys 500 Custom Charging Stations to Refresh Digital Learning

The Putnam 16 Charging Station can simultaneously store and charge up to 16 iPad devices, with 16 MFI certified lightning cables and 2.4 amp charging at each port.

Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

Report: InfoSec Spending to Grow 7 Percent in 2017

Global spending on information security is expected to hit $86.4 billion in 2017, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

FIRST Challenges Students to Understand Water Use for Upcoming Season

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization, selected water as the theme for the 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons. In addition, LEGO is out with lesson plans for a range of STEM topics, available to teachers at no-cost.

Gale Makes 'In Context' Resources Free for Eclipse Education

Gale's In Context suite offers media-rich resources designed to integrate easily with curricula and offers videos, articles, charts, images, infographics and more with accessibility features such as text and voice translation in a dozen languages. The suite also allows users to search resources by Lexile score or complexity level.

Maryland School District Wraps Up Major Solar Upgrade

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, which first began its green initiatives back in 2013, enlisted Standard Solar to introduce a 1.4 MW ground solar mount array capable of producing 1,971 MW/h of electricity each year.

1Million Project to Close Homework Gap for 180,000 Students This School Year

Through the 1Million Project, Sprint is providing 180,000 high school students who live in low-income households with free and connected smartphones, tablets or hotspot devices. By the final year, the wants to help connect 1 million students.

Teachers Favor Data-Diven PD But Want More Buy In

To jump start a discussion on teacher PD, the NEA (National Education Association) and professional learning companies Corwin and Learning Forward conducted a survey of more than 6,300 teachers nationwide.

Google Updates Classroom and Forms for Back-to-School

In time for back-to-school season, Google for Education has rolled out 10 updates to Classroom and Forms that are designed to help teachers save time and stay organized.

Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

K–12 teachers have observed that playing Minecraft during class positively impacts their students’ decision-making and communication skills, while helping them build empathy skills, according to a new survey.

Digital Badging Feature for Districts Added to Performance Matters Teacher PD

A new badging feature has been added to Performance Matters’ Professional Development Management solution, enabling school districts to define, create, manage and issue badges for teacher PD.

Texas District to Deploy Complete ERP Solution

Magnolia Independent School District has selected an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that centralizes finance, human resources and student information.

New Tech Taps Blockchain to Secure Student Data

Blockchain records and keeps information safe by creating a decentralized record of data that can be confirmed and validated without relying on a single authority.

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.

Open Up Resources Designs OER Curricula for High School Math, Middle School ELA

The education nonprofit is piloting two new, openly-licensed curricula for mathematics and English language arts subjects.

Free edWebinars Support Educators Building Students’ Digital Literacy Skills

Educators who are looking to build up students’ digital literacy skills can now learn how through a new, free series of webinars from Learning.com and edWeb.net.

Tynker and Parrot Bundle Coding Lessons with Drones

Tynker and Parrot are offering an all-in-one bundle designed to teach kids how to code through programming unmanned aerial vehicles.

$10,000 Awarded to Advance VR at ‘Geographically Isolated’ Maine School

East Grand School in Danforth, ME has received a $10,000 grant to integrate virtual reality (VR) into history, biology and other curricula.

Colorado Releases Roadmap to Boost Blended Learning

A Colorado state-funded program recently released a guide to help district leaders, educators, policymakers and other stakeholder implement blended learning in K–12 schools.

Professional Learning Communities Expand Across Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Education has teamed up with a professional development provider Solution Tree to expand professional learning communities within schools.

Legends of Learning Doles Out Free Games, Lessons for Aug. 21 Eclipse

Legends of Learning has released a slew of eclipse-related curricula games and resources for teachers and students ahead of the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21 across the United States

Microsoft Debuts Budget-Friendly Acer and HP Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft finally introduced two mixed reality (MR) branded headsets (in developer editions) this week in the Microsoft Store.

Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.

Microsoft Offering Students Flexible Leasing for Surface Devices, Deals on Windows 10 PCs

Surface machines, which double as tablets or laptops, are available to students at a 10 percent discount through a new 24-month payment plan.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

LightSail Version 4.3 Boosts Personalization Features in Reading App

LightSail Education has launched version 4.3 of its K–12 adaptive reading app with new features that open up more personalization options to teachers and students.

Middle and High School Students Awarded for National STEM Video Game Challenge

The 2017 National STEM Video Game Challenge has selected 23 students to receive $1,000 each for their orginal video games and design concepts. Since 2010, the competition has worked to boost student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through game design, while promoting collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Discovery Ed Releases Free Resources for the 'Great American Eclipse'

Discovery Education’s multimedia resources are free for K–12 teachers to integrate into lessons to help engage students in the Great American Eclipse — a total solar eclipse is passing over the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic on Aug. 21 for the first time in 99 years.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

Creators of Second Life Open Sansar Social VR Platform to the Public

Sansar empowers individuals, communities, schools, studios, corporations, brands and others to easily create, share and ultimately sell immersive 3D social experiences for consumers to enjoy on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows PCs, according to the company Linden Labs, which also created Second Life.

50 Underserved U.S. Middle Schools Gain Coaches to Optimize Tech in Classroom

Google for Education is offering up $6.5 million through Google.org to support a pilot program called the Dynamic Learning Project led by Digital Promise. With help from EdTechTeam, participating middle schools will gain a classroom coach that’ll assist teachers and principals with integrating tech in teaching and learning.

College Board and Khan Academy Partner on AP Courses, Test Prep

The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.

Trump Donates Second Quarter Salary to Fund Science Camp

The United States Department of Education announced President Donald Trump will donate $100,000 — or his second quarter salary — to help build a science camp for students to get interested in STEM.

L.A. Teacher Creates Catchy Math Videos That Teach Complicated Concepts

Los Angeles math teacher and tutor Huzefa Kapadia has created eight catchy music videos that explain fundamental and sometimes complicated math concepts, such as permutations and combinations, slope intercepts and the quadratic formula.

CASEL Selects Winners for Social-Emotional Assessment

CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) has revealed the winners of its inaugural Social-Emotional Assessment Design Challenge and introduced a new website dedicated to measuring social-emotional learning.

Report: AI Will Be in Nearly All New Software by 2020

Artificial intelligence will be in nearly all new software products by 2020 and a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of chief information officers, according to a new report from Gartner.

ClassDojo Releases Free Classroom Toolkit on App

Communication platform ClassDojo today released a new classroom toolkit within its mobile app. The toolkit is free and available for all teachers to use.

Arkansas Department of Education Approves K–2 Math, ELA Assessment

After a rigorous approval process, the state signed an agreement with Renaissance, a pre-K–12 learning analytics company, to use its Renaissance Star 360 assessment suite.

Texas District Buys 200 More Boxlight Interactive Projectors for 11 Schools

With the new purchase, the Copperas Cove Independent School District in Fort Hood, TX will have a total 380 Boxlight interactive projectors for its 11 schools and 8,200 students to use during class time.

Bursari Expands Digital Payment System to Schools Nationwide

Bursari, a Florida-based electronic payment system for schools and families, is expanding nationwide starting today. The platform is designed to provide parents, students and educators with a quick and simple method to make online payments for expenses related to school.

UC Merced Hosts Summer STEM Academy for Central Valley Students

In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.

New Chair Aims to Cause a 'Ruckus' in the Classroom

Furniture manufacturer KI has designed a classroom chair to support collaborative, project-based and student-centered learning.

Feds Give LAUSD $3 Million to Study Efficacy of Online Credit Recovery Programs

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the second largest public school district in the nation, the Los Angeles County School District (LAUSD), a grant of $3.256 million over five years to study the efficacy of online credit recovery classes for high school students.

Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely!

Codeverse, an Interactive Coding Studio for Kids, Opens in Chicago

Codeverse, which bills itself as the world’s first interactive classroom and technology platform designed to teach coding to kids 6 to 12, officially opened its flagship studio in Chicago today.

CA Charter Boosts Personalized Learning Options for Homeschoolers

The largest public charter home study program in California has partnered with the online education marketplace Outschool to bring more than 1,000 live online classes to home schooled students in nine counties.

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Solar Energy Curricula Now Available Through Schools Power, ForeFront Power

ForeFront Power and Schools Power recently teamed up to develop and launch a number of educational resources that teach K–12 and college students the basic principles of solar energy.

Mira Debuts Augmented Reality Headset for iPhone, iPad at $99

Designed to be a headset for the masses, startup company Mira’s new Prism headset for iOS aims to be an affordable option for individuals with an iPhone or iPad to experience augmented reality.

Crayola Launches CreatED — PD for Educators with Focus on Arts

Crayola, the crayon and coloring company, has launched its first professional development (PD) and learning program for teachers, called creatED.