Grants

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Hudson County schools were shortchanged more than $400 million in state aid in the past five years, according to a study by the Education Law Center.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Some months ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and schools Superintendent Richard Carranza met with Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff to ask the tech titan for some financial support to boost access to technology in the city's 12 middle schools. It was a gutsy plea—enough to buy hundreds of iPads, provide wireless access in classrooms, and leave enough extra to train teachers to use all of it well.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

Oceanographer Robert Ballard announced a $500,000 state grant to extend his online learning project to eight additional public schools. Last year, the General Assembly awarded $500,000 to launch JASON Learning, a nonprofit founded by Ballard that teaches more than 2 million students annually in STEM subjects.

10/2/2013

The Stillwater Public Education Foundation launched its Tech-to-Teach campaign, a fundraising effort to raise $50,000 to equip every classroom in the district with projectors, document cameras, and other STEM-related instructional tools. The foundation announced it will jump start the campaign with a $25,000 contribution.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

San Diego Unified was honored as one of four finalists that had vied for the award, which recognizes academic achievement and innovative leadership in urban districts that typically have many poor and minority students.

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen, and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO Wendy DuBoe, along with civic and community leaders, kicked off the third year of the Comcast Internet Essentials program this week. Internet Essentials helps close the digital divide by providing eligible families with low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month.

9/18/2013

The Troy, N.Y., school district has received a $2.8 million state P-Tech grant that it expects will help 300 students prepare for high-skill jobs over the next seven years. The P-Tech program connects local educational institutions with the state's regional economic development programs.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

To help reduce the digital divide for poor communities, many internet providers around the U.S. offer reduced rates on internet service to families with a child on the free or reduced-price lunch program. Comcast's Internet Essentials is one such program.

8/15/2013

8/15/2013

In the quickly approaching school year, about 100 students statewide will receive scholarships under the state’s new education tax credit law. But the majority of those scholarships will go to home-schoolers or students already attending private schools rather than to public school students seeking alternative options.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

The River Valley School District (Three Oaks, Mich.) has received $1.1 million, the largest grant ever awarded by local investment group The Pokagon Fund. The money will be used to improve security and enhance technology at the district’s three buildings.

7/31/2013

As students enter their last month of summer break, early reporting on participation in the city’s summer meals programs indicates a dramatic increase from 2012.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

The United Arab Emirates donated $4.5 million to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The money is to be distributed to 30 schools in nine districts to repair and enhance the schools' communications infrastructure.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

The Los Banos (Calif.) Unified School District is about half way to having the technology needed for computer adaptive testing, which will be mandatory in California in the 2014-2015 school year.

7/10/2013

The Central High Public Schools (Marlow, Okla.) plans to purchase 60 iPads and much more thanks to a $40,000 grant it recently received from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust. Central High is one of 18 districts to receive a grant.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

After decades of failed attempts, the Upper Bucks Technical School in Bedminster Township will receive about $23 million to renovate the nearly 50-year-old facility. But it almost didn't happen. It took an emergency cell phone call to secure the required amount of votes after the first vote failed.



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