A new XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.
LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, is accepting applications for its 2015 cohort.
Educators in institutions that work with Academic Partnerships programs have about two weeks to apply for grants related to online learning research. The company expects to issue about $50,000 in grants up to $3,000 for individual proposals and up to $5,000 for collaborative research.
The association committed to excellence in online learning will present awards at its international conference in Orlando.
The University of California, Berkeley has implemented a grants management system to help researchers and administrators track and report on grant milestones and spending.
High school students in Appalachia will get a boost up in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.
Three Texas universities will share in a $3.75-million National Science Foundation grant intended to move academic research into the marketplace.
To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a national consortium for cloud computing research and development.
The University of Florida will lead a consortium of seven institutions in a $7.5-million project funded by the National Science Foundation to digitize biodiversity collections.