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Federal N.H. Lawmakers Twice Reject Federal Charter School Money
Legislators in New Hampshire turned down $46 million in federal charter school grants, concerned about continued costs once the money ran out.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 21, 2020
5 min read
Federal New Disaster-Recovery Team Unveiled by Education Department
A new team will be devoted full time to providing technical support to schools and districts in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other disasters.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 11, 2019
4 min read
Steve Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. Now the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, Ballmer and his wife Connie are investing heavily in a “wraparound approach” to improving K-12 schools.
Steve Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. Now the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, Ballmer and his wife Connie are investing heavily in a “wraparound approach” to improving K-12 schools.
Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/MCT
Equity & Diversity Ex-Microsoft CEO (No, Not That One) Giving Big to K-12
Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires.
Benjamin Herold, March 4, 2019
7 min read
Early Childhood Nearly All States Snag Federal Preschool Development Grants
The $250 million pot of federal money helps pay for strategic planning in early-childhood education systems, but the program's undergone some revisions.
Christina A. Samuels, February 12, 2019
2 min read
Jill Collins, a 3rd grade teacher at DeLand-Weldon Elementary School, fires off a round during a concealed carry class for teachers in June at Adventure Tactical Training in Farmer City, Ill. The class was designed to help teachers feel less vulnerable in the wake of a number of recent school shootings across the country.
Jill Collins, a 3rd grade teacher at DeLand-Weldon Elementary School, fires off a round during a concealed carry class for teachers in June at Adventure Tactical Training in Farmer City, Ill. The class was designed to help teachers feel less vulnerable in the wake of a number of recent school shootings across the country.
David Proeber/The Pantagraph via AP
School Climate & Safety Firestorm Erupts as Betsy DeVos Weighs If Districts Can Buy Guns With Federal Money
News that the education secretary and her team are pondering whether school districts can spend federal money to buy guns to arm teachers and other school staff is drawing widespread condemnation.
Andrew Ujifusa & Evie Blad, August 23, 2018
8 min read
Education Funding Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Fund STEM Projects on Donors Choose
The money will fund projects at schools where more than half of the students come from low-income households, and $100,000 is reserved specifically for projects providing science and technology opportunities for girls.
Sarah Schwartz, August 13, 2018
3 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Walmart Foundation Grant Aims to Boost Diversity in Capitol Hill Internships
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will split $2 million to help interns cover living expenses and other costs.
Sydney Mclane, July 26, 2018
4 min read
School & District Management Educator-Led Projects Aimed at Improving Public Schools Showcased in AFT Report
A new report highlights the outcomes of the American Federation of Teachers' Innovation Fund grants, which support school improvement efforts that are developed collaboratively by teachers and administrators.
Brenda Iasevoli, November 15, 2017
3 min read
Education Funding Is It Too Costly to Keep a Classroom Pet? One Group Offers a Solution
One organization is working to eliminate the financial burden of having pets in the classroom.
Hannah Sarisohn, November 8, 2017
4 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act Early ESSA Plans Boost District's School Improvement Role
States are putting a heavy emphasis on the role of districts in turning around their low-performing schools as they submit blueprints for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
Alyson Klein, June 20, 2017
6 min read
Bill Gates has a history of supporting efforts to personalize learning in K-12.
Bill Gates has a history of supporting efforts to personalize learning in K-12.
Christophe Ena/AP-File
Education Funding Gates, Zuckerberg Teaming Up on Personalized Learning
Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
Benjamin Herold, June 20, 2017
5 min read
Second grader James Haas, left, and 3rd grader Connor Zurawa build a structure from marshmallows and toothpicks during a STEM activity at the SHINE after-school program at Lawrence B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe, Pa. The federal program that gives SHINE most of its funding is on the list of those that would be scrapped under the Trump administration’s budget proposal.
Second grader James Haas, left, and 3rd grader Connor Zurawa build a structure from marshmallows and toothpicks during a STEM activity at the SHINE after-school program at Lawrence B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe, Pa. The federal program that gives SHINE most of its funding is on the list of those that would be scrapped under the Trump administration’s budget proposal.
Charles Mostoller for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act After-School, Summer Learning Efforts at Budget Risk
Advocates and educators are pushing back at claims that the $1.1 billion 21st Century Community Learning Center program slated for elimination by the Trump administration fails to deliver.
Alyson Klein, April 3, 2017
4 min read
Federal Educators Oppose Trump Plan to Scrap Teacher-Support Program
Elimination of $2.3 billion in Title II grants to districts under the Trump administration's proposed budget could hamper ESSA implementation, program supporters say.
Alyson Klein, April 3, 2017
5 min read
Curriculum Arts, Humanities Educators Fear Endowment Cuts
Although President Trump has made no official statements, some reports suggest the agencies could be scrapped.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, February 7, 2017
3 min read