Here are the top ed-tech funding stories from our latest digital edition.

In the latest digital edition of eSchool News, Grants & Funding columnist Deb Ward dispels five common grant-seeking myths, and we look at free cloud-based Office software from Microsoft. Plus, we shine a spotlight on seven ed-tech grant opportunities.

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Dispelling five common grant-seeking myths

As I’ve talked with a variety of people recently who are looking for funding for their education projects, I’ve come to realize there are a few grant-seeking “myths” that need to be dispelled. Here are the most common ones I have heard…

Microsoft’s ‘Office in the cloud’ now free to schools

In a back-to-school move that could be the large company equivalent of distinguishing who has the cooler Trapper Keeper, Microsoft has released a free version of Office 365 for education, a cloud-based suite of Office tools that rivals Google’s education cloud…

Cyber school funding rules draw ire

The tuition for a student living in one Pennsylvania district who is enrolled in a public cyber charter school might be thousands of dollars different from that for a similar student enrolled at the same cyber school who lives in another district in the state. And Pennsylvania school districts are paying a tuition rate to send a student to a cyber charter school that often is much higher than the actual cost to educate the student…

Ed-tech grant opportunities

This month’s grant opportunities include $3,500 per award for ed-tech professional development, up to $500,000 in support for Response to Intervention programs, and $500 gift certificates for Pitsco products…