Funding to help students reach STEM goals

The STEM+ Academy helps students build the skills they need to succeed in college and the highly competitive 21st-century workforce. NEF’s unique high-quality, cost-effective total solution grant program provides disadvantaged school districts an opportunity to enhance the STEM+ skills of their students. To date, NEF has provided STEM+ and Math Homework Helper grants to more than 250 school districts across the U.S. Any school district with 35 percent or more students eligible for free/reduced price lunch is eligible. 

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Free web 2.0 Tools Course

Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) is offering a free 2-week course to teachers and others who wish to learn about web 2.0 tools. The course includes activities designed to prepare participants to be connected educators. To participate, teachers sign up to receive an email every day for 2 weeks, and each email will present an activity that focuses on a web 2.0 tool.

Up to $500K for RTI

The RTI Model for providing support, instruction and assessment for learners at all ability levels aligns with current federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act that urges schools to focus on ensuring all students are on the path to success by addressing difficulties early and individually.

Up to $450K for college

New Gateway Network members are selected through a rigorous discovery and selection process, which includes meetings with National Network staff both at an existing Gateway program and at the applicant college, submission of a letter of interest, and a budget review. Since Gateway To College represents a partnership between colleges and their local school districts, the application requires the participation of school district leadership. Once colleges are selected, they immediately begin hiring program staff who participate in intensive planning and training in preparation for program opening the following fall. Colleges use per-pupil funds from their local K-12 education partners to cover the cost of student tuition, books, and on-going student support.

Up to $150 to purchase classroom pets and supplies

Pets in the Classroom now offers four different grant opportunities for elementary school teachers. The program’s original grant is the Rebate Grant, which provides teachers with the opportunity to purchase a new classroom pet and supplies valued at $100 (small animal and bird) or $150 (fish and reptile) and recieve reimbursement from the program for their purchase. Teachers with existing classroom pets can be reimbursed $50 each year by applying for the program’s sustaining grant.

Matching funds for document cameras

Digital Wish will contribute $100 towards each ELMO product purchased for the classroom. Schools and classroom supporters alike can now stretch their funding dollars further to make their favorite educator’s technology wishes come true.  The TT-02RX document camera is available as a stand alone item, or included in a choice of two bundles.

Free classroom robotics sets

To mark the unveiling of the RoboRescue Challenge, Pitsco Education is awarding eight event sets valued at $800 each: four to participating teams in each of the two early adopting states. In the RoboRescue Challenge, high school and post-secondary teams compete in creating remotely operated robots from the TETRIX Robotics System that help first responders find survivors in the immediate aftermath of a simulated disaster staged within a custom-designed playing field. Via video feed from a robot-mounted camera, student operators deliver critical life-support supplies to trapped disaster victims.

Up to $1K in matching education grants

The Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Employee Matching Gifts for Education Program is designed to acknowledge and support our employees’ commitment to education. Please check the eligible/ineligible education support lists below to assure that your organization will be considered. Matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, verified donations for education from $50 to $1,000 are eligible. The foundation will only match two gifts, per employee/donor, per calendar year. The match total will not exceed the maximum of $1,000 for both donations.

Up to $1,000 for math and science learning

Are you a K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. Preference is given to grants that align with the AIAA mission. Please note that grants will not be considered for computer hardware, printers, cameras, equipment and general math and science supplies not tied to a specific lesson plan.