Parent Assisted Learning Grants

This grant program will award up to $100,000 in instructional materials to each grant recipient. Districts that are working to improve parent involvement are invited to submit applications to receive proven, standards-based instructional resources that help parents effectively contribute to their childrens academic success.

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$900 and free magazines for earth science work

The three contests encourage students and teachers to become involved in Earth Science Week by submitting artwork, an essay, or photographs. Requirements for entries for each contest are described on the Web site. A grand prize winner in each category will win $300 and a one-year subscription to Geotimes, AGI’s monthly news magazine for the Earth sciences.

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$5,000 for an exemplary NSTA science educator

This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member may receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes an NSTA member who has made outstanding contributions to and provided leadership in science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. The award will not be given on the basis of the number of petitions from members, but on the basis of well-recognized contributions clearly beyond those considered adequate for Distinguished Service Awards. The award consists of a $5,000 prize; a formal citation; and a plaque. The recipient will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Awardees will be honored at the President’s Banquet during the NSTA conference.

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$3,000 for outstanding science education

This award recognizes one K-8 classroom science teacher who has developed creative, innovative science lessons that develop an understanding of eye health and vision.

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$10,000 for innovative and inspiring young educator

ASCD, in its search for what works in schools, has decided to seek out, highlight, and celebrate the accomplishments of a young educator who achieves excellence and equity in teaching and learning. The award recognizes an emerging educational leader and shares her or her exemplary practices with the education community.

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300 free student software licenses

Three grants of 100 SmartTRAX student licenses will be awarded to schools (one each for an elementary, middle, and high school) based on need, enthusiasm, technology integration, innovation, and methodology.

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$300 and other prizes for appreciation of U.S. veterans

The Paralyzed Veterans Association’s contest gives school-aged children the opportunity to creatively express their gratitude for America’s veterans. This year’s theme, “Veterans: A History of Service and Sacrifice,” hopes to promote awareness of and appreciation for our nation’s 26 million veterans, as well as give parents and teachers an opportunity to teach students the long history of sacrifice and accomplishments by America’s veterans.

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Matching grants for outstanding humanities efforts

These grants help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs. Awards are made to museums, public libraries, colleges and universities, research institutions, historical societies, public television and radio stations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit entities to improve the quality of their humanities activities and their financial stability.

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$3M for technologies that help disabled students

This award program is intended to improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology, by supporting educational media services activities designed to be of education value in the classroom setting, and by providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for classroom use.

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