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Idaho District Receives Two Grants Totaling Nearly $200K

The Post Falls (Idaho) School District's learning opportunities have been boosted by two technology-related grants totaling nearly $200,000, including a $150,000 grant from the Idaho State Department Education to hire two curriculum and technology integration specialists.

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Maryland Education Foundation Grants $17,822

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.

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Federal School Improvement Grants Running Out

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.

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Race to Top Grants Not Worth Costs, Ohio Officials Say

Requirements tied to federal Race to the Top education grants have become more work than the money is worth, some Ohio school districts say.

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Syracuse (N.Y.) Superintendent Speaks Out Against State Funds Competition

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

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Oregon Middle School Wins $25,000 Grant for After-School Tech Program

Neil Armstrong Middle School, in Forest Grove, Ore., has won a $25,000 grant from the Department of Education for its after-school technology program.

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Ed Tech Nonprofit Launches with Gates, Carnegie Support

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.”

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Walmart Foundation Expands Funding to AASA for School Breakfasts

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) today announced a new two-year, multimillion dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation to expand the number of districts who serve already eligible children breakfast at school.

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New Jersey Middle School Receives Education Technology Grant

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.

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La. District Receives $300,000 Grant for Literacy Programs

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

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