Grants, Funding & Awards

4 Institutions Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

Publics Could Take a Fundraising Lesson from Privates

A new report from Cambridge Associates advises public institutions to consolidate fundraising for efficiency.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."

Campus Technology 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

We polled education professionals on which products in 29 categories are truly the best.

College Abacus Unveils College Search Tool for Low-Income Students

College Abacus has launched a new tool, Pell Abacus, designed to help streamline the college search for low-income students likely to be eligible for Pell Grants.

Deep Learning Privacy Research Gets Google Go-Ahead

Two professors, one from Penn State and the other at Cornell University, have received grants from Google to research privacy issues connected to "deep learning."

U of Arizona Experiments With Multiple Classroom Configurations

A classroom at the University of Arizona is part of a study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Universities Draw Big Bucks for Nanoscale Research

Sixteen universities have been named to lead research centers to study nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

Comcast Extends Internet Essentials to Low-Income Community College Students in Illinois

Comcast has launched a pilot program to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet adoption program, Internet Essentials, to more than 90,000 community college students who are recipients of Federal Pell Grants in Illinois.

Texas A&M Prof Gets $3.5-Million To Improve Student Reading Comprehension

A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.