Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:35pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:08pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:47pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 3:13pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:23pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:10am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:09pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:51am
The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year, guaranteed for five years, for eight after-school programs. The money will support tutoring, homework help, music, arts, sports, and other after-school activities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 1:12pm
The Lewis School (Princeton, N.J.), which is pioneering the appropriate use of technology for dyslexic and learning-different students, received a $40,000 grant for its technology initiative, from the Roma Bank Community Foundation.