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Spencer Foundation Seeks to Fund Large-Scale Educational Research Projects

Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement

This program seeks to proposals to fund "intellectually ambitious research oriented to improving the practice of education, independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures." Scholars from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to propose creative and ambitious research projects with a goal of advancing the knowledge base on educational practice and improvement.

Award limits: $1million
Number of Awards: Not specified
Deadline for Letters of Intent (LOIs): 4:00pm CDT, October 2, 2018

More: www.spencer.org/lyle-spencer-research-aw…

New Study Finds that Greater Racial Equity Would Boost New Mexico’s Economy by $93 billion

June 26, 2018

New Mexico analysis makes the business case for racial equity in new report released by W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum

(BATTLE CREEK, MICH.) – A new study released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Altarum finds that New Mexico’s future economic growth is associated with a healthier, better educated, more skilled and diverse workforce. “The Business Case for Racial Equity New Mexico: A Strategy for Growth” report suggests that the state can gain $93 billion in economic growth by 2050 if racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment are eliminated.

More: www.wkkf.org/news-and-media/article/2018…

Grants Notice: Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-051618-001
Department of Education: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Closing Date for Applications: Jul 02, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Center is to provide technical assistance to support States and districts in the implementation of social and emotional learning evidence-based (as defined in this notice) programs and practices. The Center will enhance the capacity of (1) State educational agencies (SEAs) to support their local educational agencies (LEAs) and (2) LEAs to support their schools.
More: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportuni…

Grant Notice: Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education Students Demonstration Program

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)
Department of Education
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-051818-001
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Closing Date for Applications: Jul 17, 2018
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 18, 2018.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Students (Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship grants) demonstration program is to support State efforts to expand and improve the transition of high school CTE Students to postsecondary education and employment through Apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including Computer Science, that begin during high school.

More: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportuni…