Grants

3/18/2013

3/18/2013
At what Chairman Dave Allegretto called the group's "favorite" event of the year, the Ocean City (Md.) Education Foundation gave away $17,822 in educational grants on Friday. Awards covered all three Ocean City schools — ranging from a new dance floor for the dance fitness program in the high school's successful School Choice program to a new scoreboard for use in Intermediate School and community athletic events and classes to laptop computers for use by first-graders at the Primary School.
3/18/2013
Nearly three years ago, San Francisco's Everett Middle School was labeled one of the worst schools not only in the state, but in the country. It was a run-down school with low test scores and teachers who didn't come back after summer break. Technology was sparse, as were books, and too few parents wanted to send their kids there. But with the lowest-of-the-low label came money. Lots of money.

3/6/2013

3/6/2013
Hawaii's state Department of Education has given $1 million in one-time grants to 32 local schools as part of the “Strive HI” campaign, which rewards and supports public schools who have shown progress in academic performance and in meeting annual progress goals tied to the No Child Left Behind Act.

2/26/2013

2/26/2013
Sharon Contreras today spoke out against a portion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school aid plan that requires districts to submit grants for funding.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013
With some major names behind it as funders and advisors, the new nonprofit inBloom aims “to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student by improving the effectiveness, variety, and affordability of education technology.”

1/31/2013

1/31/2013
A collaboration between the county’s three school districts may help fulfill a goal they all share: Getting an electronic learning tool in their students’ hands.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013
West Milford's Macopin Middle School in North New Jersey was one of just nine schools to receive an award through Optimum Lightpath's $75,000 Transforming Education with Technology Grant program for 2012-2013.

1/22/2013

1/22/2013
The Digital Catalyst Fund formally announced today that it is accepting applications to its start-up boot camp for student entrepreneurs.

1/17/2013

1/17/2013
Centennial School District soon will house the first School-Based Health Center in Multnomah County without a Portland address, a project linked to the health reform goals of President Obama and Gov. John Kitzhaber.

1/9/2013

1/9/2013
Using an online program available through e-centers, the Columbus (Miss.) Municipal School District is graduating more high school students. Read about the one-to-one nature of this program and the wealth of metrics it offers the district.

12/20/2012

12/20/2012

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues.

12/12/2012

12/12/2012

The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.

12/10/2012

12/10/2012

Officials say Tacoma (Wash.) middle school kids will be the big losers if money to save the after-school SPARX program can't be found. "It has a positive impact on our student body," said Jon Kellett, principal of Jason Lee Middle School. "Any after-school programming can help kids find their niche." Krestin Bahr, director of middle schools for Tacoma Public Schools, added: "It's been an effective model. It's a time for kids to explore who they are."

12/4/2012

12/4/2012

Epson America, Inc. has announced a 2012 holiday season initiative to help teachers acquire much-needed classroom technology for enhancing student learning. Through the DonorsChoose.org "Double Your Impact Program," Epson will donate two percent of purchases sold on Epson.com between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, 2012, up to $100,000.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

South Madison and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools have each received $30,000 technology planning grants from the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning office.

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