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News and expert advice on grants and funding for the K-12 market.


Epson To Help Fund Schools in Need

Epson and DonorsChoose.org have teamed up to launch a holiday program that aims to help public school teachers get funding for their classroom projects.

Proposed Bills Aim to Broaden Preschool for Low-Income Families

Congress has introduced bills designed to increase preschool access to low-income families.

ISTE Recommends Increase to E-Rate Funding

The International Society for Technology in Education has recommended that the FCC should increase e-rate funding to $5 billion.

Ed Unveils i3 Grant Recipients

The United States Department of Education has selected 25 applicants to receive a total of more than $135 million in the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition.

What's New with E-Rate and Why You Need to Know

Why is everyone talking about E-rate these days, and how might the latest changes impact your business?

Rebuilding Trust

With customer trust at a low ebb, education companies need to go back to the sales and marketing drawing board.

Report: States Spent $1.4 Billion on R&D

State research and development expenditures increased by 11.3 percent in the last year to $1.4 billion. Education spent the largest share of these dollars.

States Vie for $280 Million in Early Learning Grants

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia are competing for $280 million in federal in federal funding through the latest round of the Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge.

Federal Grant Supports Technical Assistance for Educators of Deaf-Blind Students

A growing number of students with the deaf-blindness dual impairment are making their way out of specialized schools and into local neighborhood schools. Providing technical assistance to the educators who teach those students is part of the goal of a new $10.5 million grant awarded recently by the United States Department of Education.

How the Shutdown is Affecting Ed Tech Funding

Federal dollars are still funneling their way to districts, despite the budget battles waging in Washington.

Online Learning Innovations Get Sloan Consortium Recognition

An online certificate program in food security, several programs of study that help educators learn how to deliver instruction online, and multi-degree program that includes online career fairs and webinars with experts were among the recipients of this year's innovation awards from Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C).

Trend Micro Offers $15k Technology Grants for Public Schools

As part of its 25th anniversary, data security firm Trend Micro is offering grants to 12 K-12 schools and districts in the United States, including cash, in-kind contributions, and IT professional services.

Center for Children with Disabilities Receives $1.6 Million To Improve Support, Data Use

The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is receiving $1.6 million in federal funds to support students with disabilities and improve on data-driven decisionmaking and implementation strategies.

Houston ISD Wins $550,000 in College Scholarships

The Houston Independent School District will receive $550,000 in college scholarships as the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

280 Schools Receive $912,000 in Learning Grants

K-12 educators at 280 schools received $912,000 in grants from Ecolab 'Visions for Learning' program.

$1.4 Million Federal Grant Targets Special Needs Programs

The Department of Education has awarded $1.4 million in grant dollards to Family Health International to set up a Center on Technology and Disability to provide assistive technology support to special needs students.

Rice Researchers Developing Optical Network To Master Big Data Management

A grant-funded network initiative at Rice University will be researching development of high-performance, low-power, optical networking devices and programmable packet switches at the same time it provides a new way for researchers on campus to manage the piles of data they're generating in their projects.

Labor Department To Distribute $474.5 Million for Career Education

The United States Department of Labor will award $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities in the third round of funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.

U Maryland Receives $750 Million Software Grant

The University of Maryland has been awarded a grant for use of commercial product lifecycle management software from Siemens Corporation.

Caltech, Penn State Teams Win $10 Million NSF Awards

Teams led by researchers at California Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University have each won Expeditions in Computing awards for fundamental research in computer science.

Study: Spending on K-12 Education Down In Most States

Per-student spending in 34 states is below pre-recession levels for the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Despite increases in state revenues, 15 of those states have slashed their K-12 budgets below the levels they were at last year.

Good News in the Golden State

Red Rock's Jenny House outlines a new funding model that's poised to expand education sales opportunities in California.

Urban Innovators Offered Grant Funding for Blended School Plans

The deep pockets of Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) have opened again — this time to fund innovation within two specific urban school districts to set up "breakthrough" learning models for improving student outcomes.

Google RISE Awards Offer Funding To Promote K-12 Computer Science

Applications are open to broad-reaching organizations worldwide that promote K-12 computer science education to encourage students to become creators, rather than just consumers, of technological innovations.

Mercy College Establishes Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative with $1.5 Million NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $1.5 million to Mercy College in New York. The college will use the grant to establish the Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI).

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