Education initiatives are continually adapting to new trends, policies, and opportunities. Yet, funding is a consistent roadblock when teachers and administrators attempt to expand the resources–especially the STEM resources–available in the classroom.

When applying for special grants, the amount of money awarded, application requirements, and time during the school year are all demands placed on educators.

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School districts, however, already maintain detailed title fund budgets. Educators can offer new, innovative curriculum by integrating STEM initiatives into their title fund applications.

Using title funds for STEM curriculum

What are title funds?

Title funds are federal monies intended for supplementing, not replacing, existing state funding with education. With this additional funding, schools can enhance their student’s experiences by spending on programs and materials.

About the Author:

Christine McDonnell is the CEO and Co-Founder of Codelicious, a provider of full-year computer science curriculum. Christine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University with Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and earned her MBA in Corporate Strategy and Marketing from the University of Michigan. Prior to Codelicious, Christine led her own consulting practice, McDonnell & Associates, which focused on counseling high-growth technology ventures. She also held leadership positions at McKinsey & Company and DuPont and is a member of Women in High Tech. Christine is passionate about creating access and removing barriers to teaching and learning computer science in schools. You can connect with Christine on LinkedIn or

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