Has your rural high school discovered the key to boosting student achievement and graduation rates?
Has your district launched an innovative science, technology, engineering and math (i.e. STEM) program that shows promise?
Do you think other districts would benefit from your innovation, if only they had the funds to replicate it?
They might be in luck this year.
The U.S. Department of Education recently released the guidelines for the latest round of Investing in Innovation, or i3, grants.
The focus for this year’s challenge — with $150 million in awards available — is one that should compel educators in a rural state like ours to reach out to some partners and put together a grant application. The competition places a special emphasis on improvement initiatives in rural high schools and programs that champion the STEM disciplines.
The application deadline is Aug. 2. There’s no reason Maine shouldn’t be well represented when the proposals come in.
— Stephen Bowen
- GRANT: Maine schools can get funds to innovate
- REMINDER: End-of-Year Reporting, June 24
- REPORTING: School System Data Update (2011-12), June 27
- REPORTING: School Nurse End of the Year Report, June 30
- REPORTING: EF-M-39A Report of Adult Education for Subsidy Purposes, July 15
- REPORTING: EF-T-21 Bus Safety & Training Report, July 31
- REPORTING: EF-T-24 Vehicle Inventory Form (Pupil Transportation), July 31
- REPORTING: EF-U-433 No Child Left Behind Performance Report, Aug. 1
- REPORTING: End-of-Year Financial Reports, Aug. 25
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