Articles: Grants

School Improvement Grants—Two Years Later

A nationwide survey of forty-two states and the District of Columbia examined how states are using the $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants.

The New Approach to Reeling in Tech Funding

A grants expert explains how school tech leaders must secure their funding not just from one big federal fund, but from various avenues.

Finding New Solutions for ELL Assessments

Current assessments have been criticized because they are said to be unfair for ELL students. Enhanced Assessment Grants are aimed at curbing this academic impasse.

Race to the Top or to the Bottom?

Overhauling teacher evaluation systems has the potential to undo some of the good work of past reforms.

The Hype Behind Charter Schools

Do we know enough about charter schools to justify a significant expansion in this educational model?

Gearing Up for the New Assessment

The next generation of standardized testing will focus on critical thinking skills.

FLAP Grant Provides Critical Language Support Programs

$12.4 million in grant money was given to public primary and secondary schools to support "critical foreign languages" such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian, to help students compete in a global marketplace.

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