Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues.
The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.
Officials say Tacoma (Wash.) middle school kids will be the big losers if money to save the after-school SPARX program can't be found. "It has a positive impact on our student body," said Jon Kellett, principal of Jason Lee Middle School. "Any after-school programming can help kids find their niche." Krestin Bahr, director of middle schools for Tacoma Public Schools, added: "It's been an effective model. It's a time for kids to explore who they are."
Epson America, Inc. has announced a 2012 holiday season initiative to help teachers acquire much-needed classroom technology for enhancing student learning. Through the DonorsChoose.org "Double Your Impact Program," Epson will donate two percent of purchases sold on Epson.com between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, 2012, up to $100,000.
South Madison and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools have each received $30,000 technology planning grants from the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning office.
Interwrite Boards installed in 24 school classrooms are the latest gift of the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The interactive boards were installed during the summer recess as part of the foundation's ongoing effort to support new curriculum initiatives and enrichment opportunities.
In a world where technology trumps all, schools often find themselves scrambling to keep up. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Navajo Public Schools will have no trouble staying ahead of the curve.
President Obama’s School Improvement Grant program should be overhauled because it works on the assumption that educational improvement can come from market-based reforms, “forcing schools to run like corporations,” according to a new report from a union-backed think tank.
A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be doled out nationwide.