• Teacher interview: Funding science with DonorsChoose.org

    Michelle students

    For teachers, finding cash to buy classroom “extras” can be difficult. A school’s parent organization can help, but so can generous strangers. That’s the aim of DonorsChoose.org, a web site where teachers at public schools can submit proposals for things their classrooms need, and then individuals, companies and foundations can pledge funding to support that classroom. Last year, DonorsChoose.org shipped more than $110 million in classroom materials to 98,000 teachers nationwide, helping students have access to everything from graphing calculators to 3-D printers. We contacted two teachers who entered a recent DonorsChoose.org contest — the Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge — by requesting materials to help their students do hands-on math and science learning outside of class time. Their projects were… Read More

  • Paul G. Allen and Vulcan Inc. offer DIY grants and resources

    Dave Ferrero, Senior Program Officer for Education at Vulcan Inc., and his team have released project-based STEM resources for teachers and grants to incentivize early adopters. These “DIY project guides” were created by recipients of the Allen Distinguished Educator Award, a program that recognizes teachers who have developed innovative ways to teach computer science, engineering,… Read More

  • Partnership grant available with Army Education Outreach Program

    The Army Education Outreach Program, or AEOP, is the Army’s platform for advancing STEM education and literacy through STEM experiences, internships and competitions. As a connector of opportunities to transform STEM education, we’re proud to issue this notification of a second round of grant opportunities for strategic initiatives from AEOP. Organizations that support STEM education… Read More