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Mark D. Benigni is superintendent of the Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut. Lois B. Lehman is the district’s coordinator of grants and special projects.

By publishing, presenting and building relationships, public schools can maximize funding, from nonpublic sources, to aid district innovation.

OK, it’s not that easy, but the following links can help you get started seeking edtech grants.

To support and keep up with cutting-edge technology initiatives and solve the funding puzzle, school districts are turning to grant opportunities. 

Carol Burris is executive director of the Network for Public Education and lead author of “Grading the States: A Report Card on Our Nation’s Commitment to Public Schools.” 

Network for Public Education Executive Director Carol Burris is the lead author of a new report that raises concerns over taxpayers funding charters, vouchers and private schools—and how that impacts public education.

To overcome the geographic, fiscal and cultural obstacles to educating their students in STEM, rural superintendents are tapping new funding sources, forming partnerships and exploiting technology.

Externship programs offer hands-on experience and the opportunity for creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication that better inform instruction and boost teacher confidence.

Lori Peek is the director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She co-authored Children of Katrina and most recently helped write FEMA guidelines for protecting schools against natural hazards.

Lori Peek, the director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently helped write FEMA guidelines for protecting schools against natural hazards.

The Administration for Native Americans says that, of the 245 indigenous languages in the U.S., about 65  are extinct and 75 are near extinction. (Gettyimages.com: mvp64).

The Department of Education has begun accepting applications for $2.3 million in grants that will teach Native American languages to a new generation of children.

AND YOU GET A CAR!—Madison Wilson, a 2017 graduate of West Creek High School, was excited to realize she was the winner of the AP Pass and Go! car last summer. Given the choice of three different models, she drove away in a Toyota Yaris. ( Brittany Persun, CMCSS).

Students at Clarksville-Montgomery County School System can win a brand-new Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent or Kia Rio—or other prizes, such as gift cards—if they score a 3 or higher on exams.

Computational thinking covers more than learning how to code or even how to use computers. Rather, it teaches problem-solving techniques that draw heavily on logic, sequencing, and trial and error.

A lot of science goes into building a great acoustic guitar. For example, students must analyze malleability, weight and other composition factors when picking the wood to make their own instrument.

PROOF OF PURCHASE—Educators at Dysart USD must justify the learning value of all technology purchases, such as the laptop (above) being used by a student at Sonoran Heights Elementary School.

Administrators now strive to align strong technology plans with district strategic goals.

Cheryl Logan will be superintendent of Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska’s largest school district.

On July 1, Cheryl Logan begins her tenure as superintendent of Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska’s largest school district.

EXTRA SUPPORT—At the ESL academy, high school ELLs get after-school help with homework and other study support. Teachers from all disciplines are available while students work independently, in teams or in small groups.

A combination of grants and community outreach allowed Piscataway Township Schools to adopt a “cradle to career” approach to serve its large—and rapidly growing—population of ELLs more effectively.

Finding innovative ways to make math matter to students is key to improving competency in all grades.

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