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October 27, 2014

Federal Preschool Grant Program Gets Applications From 35 States, Puerto Rico

The Preschool Development Grants will give winning states the opportunity to bolster their current preschool programs, or help new programs get off the ground.

October 10, 2014

Education Department Reshapes Special Education Technical Assistance Centers

The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.

September 26, 2014

Small Grant Competition to Expand Environmental Education

The nonprofit Captain Planet Foundation is offering small grants to schools and local nonprofit organizations to expand environmental education through hands-on, project-based lessons designed to teach students to be stewards of the environment.

September 17, 2014

Louisiana Angles for Preschool Grant, But With No Common-Core Strings

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is fighting against the common core in his state, pitting him against the state schools chief and board of education.

September 15, 2014

Many States Indicate Interest in Latest Federal Preschool Grant Program

The federal grant competition is divided into two strands: one for states just getting started with preschool, and another for states that already have well-established programs.

July 31, 2014

Grant Given to Boost Services for Students With Disabilities in Newark Charters

With a newly awarded grant from the Newark Charter School Fund, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work to better address the needs of students with disabilities in Newark charter schools.

July 25, 2014

Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribal School Improvements

Tribes will be able to apply for competitive grants to reform aspects of Bureau of Indian Education schools.

June 27, 2014

Funding Formulas for Special Education Benefit Some Districts, Penalize Others

An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America Foundation.

June 16, 2014

IES to Support 88 New Education Research Projects

The Institute of Education Sciences plans to award 88 new research awards this summer.

June 04, 2014

Two States Receive Grants to Reform Discipline Policies

Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.

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