$875,000 Awarded to University of California, San Francisco for Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living Policy
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of an $875,000 grant to the University of California, San Francisco to create a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living Policy.
University at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with DisabilitiesUniversity at Buffalo Awarded $924,512 Grant to Advance the Transfer of Rehabilitation Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $32 Million to Local Education Agencies and Community-Based Organizations for Nutrition and Physical Education
Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 60 grants totaling nearly $32 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).
Last year, when the Department announced 20 grants awarded for the Charter Schools Program (CSP) Non-SEA program competitions, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said; "High-quality charter schools across the country are making amazing differences in our children's lives. These grantees serve a range of students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and prepare them for college and careers." The Non-SEA (State education agency) competitions provide support for charter schools located in states that are not receiving funds from the CSP's SEA competition; currently 19 States and the District of Columbia receive SEA funding. Non-SEA grant funds support planning and implementation of program designs for new or existing charter schools or the sharing and dissemination of information about best practices for charter schools.
Last week, CSP announced the start of the 2013 competition with the publication of two Non-SEA notices inviting applicants (NIA) in the Federal Register. Since its inception, CSP has worked to increase understanding of charter schools and to support high-quality charter schools in communities nationwide. The CSP team is excited for that work to continue this year with the non-SEA competitions. The Department plans to award up to $2 million to grantees of both the Non-SEA Planning, Program Design and Implementation and the Non-SEA Dissemination competitions, and estimates making between 10 and 14 awards.
U.S. Education Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service Announce New School Turnaround Americorps Program
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
Thanks to the Chavez Middle School band and the Thomas Elementary school children's choir. Thank you for that beautiful music.
It's a bittersweet day today. We need to listen carefully to the voices of children at this moment. We need to savor their innocence, and applaud their unquenchable appetite for self-expression and renewal.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $21.2 million to 60 recipients in 24 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in target elementary or secondary schools.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Grants Totaling Nearly $4 Million to Charter School Developers
The U.S. Department of Education announced today 20 grants totaling nearly $4 million to directly fund charter developers for the planning, program design and implementation of new charter schools, and the sharing of practices and dissemination of information by successful charter schools. Today's grants will serve 18 new, or recently opened charter schools over the next three years.
U.S. Education Department Awards $28 Million to Boost Literacy Skills for Low-Income Students and Help Them Succeed in the 2lst Century Economy
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $28 million for 46 first-time grants that aim to improve literacy skills for students in high-need districts and schools.
U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.9 Million for Research on Rehabilitation Care for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
The U.S. Department of Education awarded 16 grants totaling more than $6.9 million for research on all aspects of rehabilitation care for those who sustain traumatic brain injuries.