for School Districts
New Monthly column to help school superintendents and principals
get addiitional funding so needed at a time when school budgets
have been cut.
Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to countless problems
that impede educational systems today, and it supports existing
programs that work. Because the challenges for education are
so broad, the Foundation’s commitment is multifaceted.
It offers support to public and private colleges and universities,
elementary and secondary schools, teacher-training programs,
educational programs for minority students, and educational
programs. Next application deadline: December 1, 2002. www2.coca-cola.com/citizenship/foundation_guidelines.html
Southern Poverty Law Center provides Teaching Tolerance grants
of up to $2,000 to K-12 classroom teachers for implementing tolerance
projects in schools and communities. Proposals from other educators
such as community organizations and churches will be considered
on the basis of direct student impact. Application deadline: ongoing.
IBM’s Reinventing Education Program
announced a $15 million grant program designed to drive higher-quality
training for U.S. public school teachers—elevating their
preparation to the rigorous standards in other professional fields.
The announcement brings IBM’s investment in its global Reinventing
Education initiative—currently serving 65,000 teachers and
six million students—to $70 million. The Reinventing Education
initiative creates a first-of-a-kind national collaborative among
the participating teacher education schools with the common goal
of driving up the academic quality of teacher preparation courses.
The grants will bring innovative technologies into schools of
education, and build new, permanent bridges between teacher education
programs and the schools they serve. http: //www.ibm.com/ibm/ibmgives/grant/education/programs/reinventing/
Handspring Foundation focuses on supporting non-profit organizations
or international equivalents that help at-risk children and youth.
The Foundation makes cash grants from $1,000 to $25,000 for projects
that focus on preK-12 education or other issues directly related
to at-risk children and youth. Application deadline: November
eSchool News School Funding Center
on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology
Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities with links to grantseeking for teachers,
learning technology, and more. http://fdncenter.org/funders/
collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply
for and obtain special grants for a variety of projects. http://www.schoolgrants.org
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