Funding Trends

  • Integration of Education and Workforce Development: A Courtship Funding Opportunity

    07/01/2018

    Momentum around education and the workforce is on the rise. It is a courtship with potential funding opportunities resulting from the reauthorization of Carl D. Perkins; possible merger of the US. Department of Education and Department of Labor; increase interest for apprenticeships;...

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  • A Matter of Equity in Literacy Funding

    06/29/2018

    States, districts, and schools are empowered by ESSA with unique flexibilities for equitable designs. And the equity issue relates directly to literacy and opens opportunities for funding. 

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  • Navigating the Digital Shift

    06/29/2018

    The education landscape holds great promise for digital content providers. The rise of digital courses and solutions is noteworthy, with the marketplace moving away from textbooks and purchasing more digital resources than ever before.  

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  • The Arts Has a Seat At the ESSA Table: Find Your Place

    06/27/2018

    The ESSA table has reserved a seat for the arts, opening up new and expanded funding. As students and teachers engage in a well-rounded education, the table enlarges beyond reading, writing and mathematics, and includes the arts. Know where the funding is so you can share a seat at...

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  • Are You Sparking Innovation and Communities of Practice In STEM?

    06/22/2018

    The next generation of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pathways is emerging in places across the nation. Now the National League of Cities wants to support your innovation!

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  • School Safety - Front and Center

    06/21/2018

    From California to Virginia to federal offices, flurries of efforts are underway to ensure the safety of students. School safety funding is becoming front and center as community leaders, lawmakers, parents, and school officials step up their emphasis on school security. 

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  • Turning Around School Improvement

    06/04/2018

    ESSA offers state policymakers flexibility on how to address low performing schools. No more federally prescribed models.

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  • Get Ready for the Full Power Shift to State & Local Control

    06/04/2018

    ESSA legislation, which passed in December 2015, offered unprecedented state and local control of education funding. While 2017-2018 represented a slow start, SEAs and LEAs are taking their place in the driver's seat. This power shift has strong implications for sales and marketing...

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  • A Look at Literacy

    05/29/2018

    One of the April 2018 final supplemental priorities for discretionary grant programs is Promoting Literacy. 

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  • Do You Know the Connection Between the Gates Foundation and ESSA Plans?

    05/29/2018

    An analysis of recent gifts from the Gates Foundation reveals that over $44 million in gifts over two years have been given to support the development of state ESSA plans.

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  • Federal Funding Supports STEM/Computer Science

    05/29/2018

    The Federal administration's focus on STEM is now evident in many grant programs.

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  • How Are You Navigating the Evidence of Effectiveness?

    05/29/2018

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains provisions that promote the use of federal dollars on programs with evidence of effectiveness.

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