Teacher Action Research Prize

The annual Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize recognizes and supports the leadership of teachers who continually work to improve their practice through action research. The School of Management (SOM) Education Leadership Conference is seeking applications from educators who are trying new lessons, modes of content delivery, or types of activities to improve student outcomes. Read more about Teacher Action Research Prize[…]

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Inaugural Education Innovation and Research Competition

The U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant competition for 2017. EIR is a new grant program established in the Every Student Succeeds Act and is the successor of the Obama Administration’s Investing in Innovation grant program (i3), which invested $1.4 billion in 172 i3 projects across Read more about U.S. Department of Education Announces Inaugural Education Innovation and Research Competition[…]

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10 High School Redesign Projects Win $100 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest

Writing for Education Week, Catherine Gewertz reports on one of the nation’s biggest school-redesign competitions, through which 10 teams won a collective $100 million to create new high schools or transform existing ones across the country: Each of the winners of XQ: The Super School Project will have $10 million over the next five years Read more about 10 High School Redesign Projects Win $100 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest[…]

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$500 Teacher Grants

Interested in winning $500 for your classroom? The two competitions below offer opportunities to do so! SaveOnEnergy SaveOnEnergy.com® is looking for the best lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability. SaveOnEnergy teaches consumers of all ages about the many aspects of energy in their Learning Center through blog posts, videos and infographics. Plus, Read more about $500 Teacher Grants[…]

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ACSD Releases Teacher Impact Grants

ASCD has announced its Teacher Impact Grants program, which will provide direct grants to teacher leaders to fund initiatives that drive transformation for wider impact on improving student outcomes. The Teacher Impact Grants will enable teachers to have a greater impact on the quality of teaching in their classrooms, schools, and districts—and assume greater ownership of student Read more about ACSD Releases Teacher Impact Grants[…]

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“Agents for Learning” Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) are pleased to announce that the application process for the Agents for Learning Competition (www.learningforward.org/get-involved/agents-for-learning-competition) is now officially open. The goal of the competition is to engage educator teams in advocating for the best use of federal funding for professional learning under the Read more about “Agents for Learning” Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation[…]

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ESSA Accountability Design Competition Submissions

Under the newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states now face the challenge of creating school accountability systems that can vastly improve upon the model required by No Child Left Behind. To help spur creative thinking about how they might do so, and also to inform the Department of Education as it develops its Read more about ESSA Accountability Design Competition Submissions[…]

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2016 Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize [Deadline extended!]

Great teachers routinely innovate by trying new lessons, modes of content delivery, or types of student activities to enrich the educational process. The Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize recognizes and supports the leadership of teachers who continually work to improve their practice through action research. How it Works Develop an intervention to improve student Read more about 2016 Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize [Deadline extended!][…]

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Gates Foundation Awards for Teacher Prep Transformation Centers

Last week the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave away over $34 million in grants to teacher-preparation programs across the nation. These grants were given to 5 consortia from about 40 applications representing some 500 programs in all. The three year grants were given to create “transformation centers” based on the following criteria: developing strong Read more about Gates Foundation Awards for Teacher Prep Transformation Centers[…]

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NewSchools Venture Fund Launches NewSchools Catapult

NewSchools Venture Fund has announced the launch NewSchools Catapult, the first endeavor of its new national strategy. Its goal over the next several years is to propel successive waves of education entrepreneurs to launch new schools – the kinds of audacious, life-altering schools that can truly prepare students to pursue their most ambitious dreams. The Read more about NewSchools Venture Fund Launches NewSchools Catapult[…]

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Update on OII’s FY 2015 Grant Competitions

For the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015, the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) will conduct 11 grant competitions in six program areas: Arts in Education, Charter Schools, Investing in Innovation, Opportunity Scholarship, Ready to Learn Television, and Supporting Effective Educator Development. Announcements of these competitions began last month and will Read more about Update on OII’s FY 2015 Grant Competitions[…]

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TNTP publishes the 2014 Fishman Prize winners’ essays and announces the 2015 Competition

Announcing Applications and Nominations for the TNTP’s 2015 $25,000 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. It’s the only national award exclusively for teachers in high-poverty public schools. TNTP is looking for the next set of winners. Last year, TNTP received thousands of nominations and over 820 applications from teachers nationwide. Start an application or tell Read more about TNTP publishes the 2014 Fishman Prize winners’ essays and announces the 2015 Competition[…]

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2014 Investing in Innovation Competition

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the start of the 2014 grant competition for the Investing in Innovation (i3) program’s Scale-up and Validation categories. This competition will continue the Department’s investments in promising strategies that can help close achievement gaps and improve educational outcomes for our neediest students. The i3 program aims to develop Read more about 2014 Investing in Innovation Competition[…]

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White House Report: Race to the Top Setting the Pace for Gains across the Education System

More support for educators and increases in student achievement are among signs of progress at the anniversary of President Obama’s signature education reform, at least according to the U.S. Education Department. In the four years since the Obama Administration announced its first Race to the Top grants, the President’s signature education initiative has helped spark Read more about White House Report: Race to the Top Setting the Pace for Gains across the Education System[…]

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Help NBPTS revise its new certification process

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is now recruiting! Help shape the future of National Board Certification and experience a sample of the process that thousands of teachers have called transformative. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking PreK-12 grade teachers to volunteer to participate in field tests of the revised Read more about Help NBPTS revise its new certification process[…]

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ED launches 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition

The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $134 million 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition with the release of the program’s invitation for pre-applications for the i3 “Development” grants (up to $3,000,000 each).  In its fifth round of competition, the i3 program continues to develop and expand practices that accelerate student Read more about ED launches 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition[…]

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