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Grants for Literacy Education

Posted by Vickie Garton-Gundling on Fri, Feb 8, 2019 @ 15:02 PM

The ability to read and write is something many of us take for granted. Yet, USA Today reports, 1 in 7 adults—or 32 million adults—in the United States cannot read, according to a U.S. Department of Education literacy assessment study (2011). Literacy education seeks to reduce these numbers by teaching reading, writing, critical thinking, second language acquisition, and other important literacy skills. Whether your school or organization provides literacy education for children, adults, or families, there are many grants available for literacy education funding and resources.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This Foundation offers five different grants for literacy education:

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Professional Development Grants for Science and Math Teachers

Posted by Vickie Garton-Gundling on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 16:01 PM

It is well known that The United States ranks much lower in science and math education outcomes than many other countries (Pew Research Center, 2017). As a result, government entities, national organizations, businesses, and private foundations are investing in teacher professional development so today’s educators can better train tomorrow’s innovators in the fields of science and math. Below is just a sampling of the myriad of grants available for professional development for science and math teachers.

General STEM Professional Development Grants

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation: Learning and Leadership Grants

Though the NEA Learning and Leadership Grants are offered to teachers in any field, at present the NEA states it will give preference to teachers who seek funds to travel to professional development events in the fields of STEM or “global competence” improvement. Applicants must be current NEA members working at a public institution, and either groups or individuals may apply. In additional to educational groups and teachers, other educational professionals—such as bus drivers, custodial staff, and food service staff—are also encouraged to apply. Awards are either $2,000 or $5,000, and there are three deadlines each year: February 1st, June 1st, and October 15th.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science: Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

This grant / fellowship provides funding for K-12 teachers to gain real-world professional development by working at a Federal agency or Congressional office for eleven months. Participants have the opportunity to affect national education policies while learning valuable information about the latest innovations in their educational fields. To be eligible, teachers must be U.S. citizens who are currently employed as a STEM educator at a U.S. public or private school. Additionally, all applicants must have at least five full years of STEM teaching experience. For the full eligibility requirements, see the Eligibility section of the FAQs.  The application period is typically mid-August to mid-November, and this year’s deadline for the 2019-2020 term is November 15th, 2018.

Science Professional Development Grants

The National Weather Association Foundation (NWAF): Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants

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Three Tips for Applying for School Field Trip Grants

Posted by Lauren Albright on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

School field trips bring learning to life. But if budget concerns hinder your field trip plans, there are many field trip grants and other educational grants that can help fund your students’ next adventure.  We previously presented some funding sources for field trips on our blog. In today's blog we present some tips to keep in mind as you prepare applications.

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