Next Generation Learning Challenges has announced it will be giving away a third wave of grants to K-12 and postsecondary institutions totaling $12 million. Funding comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (which also provides funding for Editorial Projects in Education, the publisher of Education Week). The third wave of grants is broken down into two categories: one for grades 6-12 and one for the postsecondary level. The money available for schools serving grades 6-12 will go to those projects that combine "the best aspects of brick-and-mortar and online learning and result in more personalized, mastery-based learning." Winners of this ...
Ninety-six schools nationwide have stopped blocking educational websites that favorably depict LGBT since the beginning of an ACLU initiative, a report says.
Tech4Teachers will run through the state's teacher centers and give their paying members access to an online catalog of discounted hardware and software.
The Khan approach emphasizes the use of videos to teach math concepts, with more than 2,400 videos now available.
The cable and Internet giant will offer high-speed Internet for $9.95 per month to families with students eligible for free lunch from the federal National School Lunch Program.
News Corp.'s chairman will deliver the keynote during the second morning of this year's National Summit on Education Reform, held by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
The new center will aim to identify and support the most effective education technology innovations and expose them more broadly to schools across the country.
Connections Education, which operates virtual schools in 21 states, has experienced 30 percent revenue growth for the past three years.
The loss of the research center could hurt the movement to bring more assistive technologies to students with special needs.
The Alliance for Excellent Education has launched the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy.