Spark launches new RFP funding opportunity for Activation Program Enhancements
Funding announced to support pilot programs that leverage collaborations between organizations to create pathways for learning activation
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh receives $440K IMLS grant to make more Makeshops!
Funding will enable the Children’s Museum to partner with the New York Hall of Science to conduct emergent research on family participation in museum-based "makerspaces."
Digital Media & Learning Badge Development Research Competition: Call for Proposals
The Digital Media and Learning Badge Development Research Competition is making a call for proposals! Learn how to gain $75,000-$250,000 for your research!
Pennsylvania corporate tax credit will pay for private-school scholarships [Philadelphia Inquirer]
PA Legislators and Governor Tom Corbett expanded tax breaks to corporations in return for donations made for private school scholarships.
Obama Gives Thumbs Up to STEM Education
President Obama plans to give $1 billion to elite STEM educators across the country, encouraging future educators to teach in STEM subject areas.
Teens fund programs for other teens through Teens 4 Change
The youth-led grant making program, Teens 4 Change, involved nine students ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. Students came together from a number of different Pittsburgh schools and communities to learn about making social change happen, specifically for people their age. Willa Paterson from Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF), the leader of […]
Funding opportunities for Breakthrough School Models and Game-Based Learning
Two national funding opportunities are now accepting proposals for innovative ideas related to re-imagining schools and developing new interactive learning games.
Occupy the Classroom: A Solution to Bridging the Gap
Beginning on Wall Street, the Occupy protests are popping up all over the nation. Although many media outlets would have you believe otherwise, the protesters have a unified message: it’s time to bridge the economic gap. Most talk about socioeconomic inequalities focuses around jobs and unfair lending practices, but as one New York Times columnist […]