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Pathway to Financial Success Invites Applications for High School Financial Education

DEADLINE: OPEN

Pathway to Financial Success, a charitable program administered by Discover Financial Services, aims to arm parents and children with the skills they need to succeed, preparing them for a brighter, more responsible financial future. The program is accepting applications from public high schools in the United States that are planning to implement a financial education program into the curriculum. Grant amounts will be assessed on a program-by-program basis.

To be eligible, applications must be submitted by a public high school planning to implement a financial education curriculum; that have a measurement tool to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum; and that agree to share the results of the tool’s pre- and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon programs completion.

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CompareCards Invites Applications for K-12 Financial Literacy Programs

DEADLINE: AUGUST 8, 2014

CompareCards, a credit card comparison company, is dedicated to preparing youth for a bright future by supporting financial and economic education programs. The company is inviting applications for its Financially Literate Youth program for the 2015-2016 school year. Through the FLY program, CompareCards will award four grants of up to $5,000 each to support pre-existing financial literacy programs in K-12 schools. Priority will be given to programs that reach a broad group of students and implement a project/curriculum that teaches students how to build good financial habits.

To be eligible, applicants must be a public, private, or charter K-12 school located in the United States. The school must have already implemented or be looking to implement a financial education program and must share overall results with CompareCards upon the program’s completion.

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Buckley Moss Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts-Integrated Education Programs

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

The mission of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways. The foundation is accepting grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming.

Although the purpose of the grant program is to assist teachers who wish to establish an effective way of using the arts to teach children who learn differently, proposed projects must serve all children in the classroom, including those with no trouble learning in a general education setting.  Teachers of pre-K-12  children are eligible to apply.

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NEA Foundation Invites Applications for Learning and Leadership Grants

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

The NEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Education Association, is a public charity supported by contributions from educators’ dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The foundation supports student success by helping public school educators and key partners to build robust systems of shared responsibility.

As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences; or grants in support of collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to individuals, while groups engaged in collegial study will receive awards of $5,000. All group grant applications must include partner information.  To be eligible, applicants must be public school preK–12 educators; public school education support professionals; or faculty and staff at a public institution of higher education. The foundation encourages education support professionals to apply. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association.

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Wild Ones Invites Applications for Native Plant Education Projects

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is accepting applications from projects designed to strengthen an appreciation for nature in young people. Through the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund, grants of up to $500 will be awarded for projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development.

Examples of appropriate projects include the establishment of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.

Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning that focus on educating elementary through high school students in the United States, including houses of worship are eligible. Qualified applicants must have a site available for the project.

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NCTM Accepting Applications for Emerging Teacher-Leaders Grants for Pre-K–5 Math Teachers

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2014

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics works to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through the vision, leadership, and professional development of mathematics teachers.

NCTM is accepting application for its Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants for Grades Pre-K–5 Teachers program, which aims  to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning.

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded for the professional development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise. Grantees will be expected to provide ongoing professional development to teachers within the school or district to strengthen their mathematical understanding and instructional practices. This must include sustained in-service programs focused on improving the content knowledge of the elementary teachers within the school or district and working with teachers in their classrooms through demonstration teaching or co-teaching.

To be eligible, applicants must be current NCTM members (on or before October 15, 2014); be a classroom (elementary school) teacher with at least three years of experience; and have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility. In addition, the applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Accepting Proposals for Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2014

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports teachers with the aim of ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.  NCTM is accepting proposals for its PreK-6 Classroom Research Grants program, which supports classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education in collaboration with college or university educators.

For 2015–16, grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to math educators or classroom teachers currently teaching math at the preK–6 grade level. The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more classroom teachers.

The proposal may include but is not limited to research related to curriculum development and implementation; involvement of at-risk or minority students; students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts; connection of mathematics to other disciplines; focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology (although acquisition of equipment cannot be the primary focus of the grant); and/or innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.

Involvement of pre-service teachers is encouraged but not required. The research should lead to a draft article suitable for submission in the Mathematics Teacher EducatorJournal for Research in Mathematics Education, or in one of the NCTM school journals. Proposals must address the following: research design, a plan for collecting and analyzing data, and anticipated impact on students’ learning.

To be eligible, applicants must be an NCTM member as of October 15, 2014, or teach at a school having a current NCTM PreK-8 school membership. The college or university mathematics educator also must be a member of NCTM.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Accepting Applications for Pre-K-5 Teacher Development Grants

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2014

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its Teacher Professional Development Grants for Grades Pre-K-5 Teachers program.

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to one or more individuals currently teaching at the pre-K–5 level for a professional development plan that improves his/her competence and  student learning. While the grant does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals involving the use of technology to enhance student learning are encouraged. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant.

To be eligible, applicants must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades pre-K–5 and be a current (on or before October 15, 2014) e-member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 15, 2014) NCTM pre-K–8 school membership.

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International Reading Association Accepting Applications for Academic Research Grant

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2014

The International Reading Association is a nonprofit global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. To that end, the organization supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, voluntarism, and professional development activities, and works to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction; disseminating research and information about reading; and encouraging lifetime reading habits.

The association is accepting applications for the 2015 Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant. Through the program, which was established in memory of Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, one $2,500 grant is awarded annually for a research study on the classroom implementation of In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards that inspires others to improve teaching and learning in innovative ways.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current IRA member in good standing.

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National Science Teachers Association Invites Nominations for Shell Science Teaching Award

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 18, 2014

The National Science Teachers Association, with support from Shell Oil Company, is inviting nominations for the Shell Science Teaching Award, an annual program that recognizes an outstanding K-12 classroom teacher who has had a positive impact on his/her students, school, and community through exemplary science teaching. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to attend NSTA’s national conference; two finalists also will receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference.

Nominees must be K-12 classroom teachers whose responsibilities include teaching science. In addition, nominees must have a minimum of eight years of experience (not including the current school year) as a teacher of science, and must teach in a private or public school in the United States, a U.S. territory, a Department of Defense school, or Canada.

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Kinder Morgan Foundation Accepting Applications for K-12 Academic, Arts, Environmental Programs

DEADLINE: OPEN

The Kinder Morgan Foundation, the charitable arm of energy company Kinder Morgan, works to help today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will support their diverse communities for years to come. The foundation supports K-12 programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for academic programs, including tutoring; arts education programs; and environmental education programs that work with local schools and meet curriculum standards. To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization, public school, or private school. Application deadlines are the tenth of every other month, beginning in January. Applicants will be notified of a funding decision within sixty to ninety days.

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Medical Library Association Invites Applications for Scholarship for Minority Students

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014

The Medical Library Association is accepting applications for the 2015 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students. A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be awarded to a minority student who is entering a graduate program at an American Library Association-accredited library school or has yet to finish at least one half of the program’s requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship.  African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible to apply.

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American Electric Power Accepting Applications for 2015-16 PreK-12 Classroom Projects

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27, 2015

American Electric Power is accepting applications from preK-12 teachers for mini-grants in support of classroom projects during the 2015-16 school year. Through its Teacher Vision grant program, AEP will award grants of up to $500 for projects that have an academic focus and aim to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency.

Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects. Funds may not be used for stipends or meals. There is a limit of one grant per teacher per year, with grants limited to two per school per year. To be eligible, applicants must be a preK-12 teacher and live or teach in an AEP service area or in a community with a major AEP facility.

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