Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Grants

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Grants

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The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE), Washington, DC, (202) 822-7840, www.nfie.org

GRANT: (1) One-year grants of $1,000 (2) $2,500 grants

DESCRIPTION: (1) As many as fifty grants will be awarded to public school teachers, higher education faculty and educational support personnel nationwide through NFIE's Leadership Grants Program. Applications postmarked by October 15 will be reviewed by February 29; applications postmarked by March 1 will be reviewed by June 30. (2) The Jordan Fundamentals program, funded by JORDAN brand of Nike, Inc., will make 400 awards of $2,500 each. The grants will recognize and support lesson plans and thematic units that demonstrate instructional creativity and exemplify high learning standards for economically disadvantaged students. Applications postmarked by November I will be reviewed by March 1; applications postmarked by May 15 will be reviewed by September 15. Grant applications and guidelines can be found at www.nfie.org.

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GTE Foundation, Newtown, PA, (800) 315-5010, www.gte.com

GRANT: $12,000 grants

DESCRIPTION: Each year, GTE awards Growth Initiatives for Teacher (GIFT) to 60 teams of one math and one science teacher from the same secondary school who have developed school enrichment projects that integrate math and science and use technology in a creative way. Each winning team shares a $12,000 GIFT grant- $7,000 to implement the school enrichment project and $5,000 ($2,500 each) for the participating teachers to pursue professional development activities. For an application, visit www.gte.com/AboutGTE/community/gte_foundation/opportunities/gift.html.

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Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA, (425) 882-8080, www.microsoft.com

GRANT: $1.2 million grant

DESCRIPTION: Microsoft announced a $1.2 million grant to the Navajo Education Technology Consortium (NETC) to support software and technology training resources for teachers throughout 12 Navajo school districts in Arizona, New Mexico and southern Utah. …

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