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Funding the Interactive Classroom

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, May 15, 2018

Money in education is tight, but there are plenty of funding opportunities available if you know where to look. Searching and applying for funds can be time-consuming, so we’ve made it a bit easier by finding some incredible opportunities that can help you receive funding while enhancing classrooms.

Check out these useful guides, which offer funding that aligns with the Boxlight Classroom family of solutions: 

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Topics: Administrator Resources, Funding

Technology in Rural School Settings: Closing the Digital Divide

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Dec 7, 2017

I grew up in a small town in Minnesota. Our one elementary school building (K–6) and one combined junior and high school campus (7–12), along with the Catholic elementary school (K–6), were central to the community—structures that connected generations, a teaching staff that communicated local values, and a forum where community pride took shape in school events and the cheering on of beloved high school sports teams. It’s important to consider this rural context—deep pride in both place and people—before turning to a discussion of technology use within rural schools.

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Topics: Administrator Resources, Education Technology, education industry, Funding

Top 10 Resources for STEM Funding

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

It’s no secret that STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and math) is crucial for today’s students to succeed in the future job market. STEM occupations are growing at a rate of 17%, compared to 9.8% in other professions, so our students need to enter the workforce equipped with these skills. However, money in public education is tight, and a lack of financial resources can mean limited opportunities for STEM learning.

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Topics: STEM, 21st Century Skills, Funding, Administrator Resources

Get Your Grant Money Here!

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Oct 10, 2017

No one has to tell you that money in public education is tight, so it never hurts to find grants or awards to help improve your school’s standing. Whether you want to enhance global learning, have students better master STEM courses, or purchase technology that general budgets can’t afford, opportunities worth thousands of dollars are available for the taking this school year.

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Topics: Funding, Education Technology, education industry

Finding Tech Funding for Your Classroom

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

 

We know how mind-numbing it can be to search and apply for grants and funding for your classroom. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get gadgets into your classroom without actually taking money out of your own pocket. We decided to make it a little bit easier by showing you some opportunities that you can take advantage of. Here is a short list of ways to receive funding for technology in your classroom:

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Topics: Funding, Educational Apps, education industry

Funding Guide: Title I, Section 1003(g), School Improvement Grants

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, May 15, 2014

Get the Funding You Need to Transform Your School for Success

We have now summarized the qualifications for obtaining funding from four of the five U.S. DOE funds: Race to the Top, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Charter Schools, and College and Career Readiness. If none of those funds is a good fit for your classrooms, consider the fifth fund: Title I, Section 1003(g), School Improvement Grants. If you meet its qualifications, you may be able to obtain funding for the technology your classrooms need.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Funding

Funding Guide: College and Career Readiness, Title I, Part A

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

Recently we’ve summarized the qualifications for obtaining three of the five U.S. DOE funds: Race to the Top, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Charter Schools. Today we’ll do the same for Title I, Part A, College and Career Readiness. If you meet the qualifications for this fund, there’s a good chance you may be able to obtain the technology your classrooms need.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Funding

Funding Guide: Charter Schools

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

We hope that we’ve cleared away some of the confusion about the qualifications for obtaining two of the five U.S. DOE funds: Race to the Top and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title IV, Part B. Next on our list is the Charter Schools Program. If you qualify for this fund, you may be one step closer to obtaining the technology your classrooms need.

Charter Schools

The Charter School Program State Education Agency (SEA) Competition provides grants to a state’s Department of Education (or to a state agency serving the same function) to plan, design, and implement new charter schools, as well as to disseminate information on successful charter schools.

SEAs in the 40 states (41 including Washington, DC) with a state statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools may apply. A state receiving SEA grant money then makes three-year subgrants to developers of charters in its state who have applied for or have already received a charter.

A state may reserve up to 10% of its allocation to support successful charter schools wishing to disseminate information. A charter school may apply for dissemination funds whether or not it has applied for or received funds for planning and implementation. To qualify for the dissemination funds, a school must also have been operating for at least three consecutive years and must have demonstrated overall success.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Funding

Funding Guide: Race to the Top

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

Now that we’ve summarized the requirements for Title IV, Part B funding, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, let’s tackle another U.S. Department of Education fund: Race to the Top. Find out whether this is a fund you can qualify for. Classroom technology may be within your reach.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Funding

Funding Guide: 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title IV, Part B

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of funds that can help you get the technology you need and want for your schools, but the rules concerning these funds can seem complicated and confusing. To help clear away some of the confusion, we’ll be summarizing the requirements of five different funds over the next few weeks, beginning with the Title IV, Part B fund for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Find out how you can make the technology you want one step closer.

 

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Topics: Education Technology, Funding

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