Browse Month: April 2022

Is Dated Technology Contributing to the Great Teacher Resignation?

With 55 percent of educators ready to leave the profession earlier than planned, according to a recent survey from the National Education Association, school leaders are struggling to recruit and retain them. The most common reasons stated for leaving were burnout, limited staffing, and, of course, the pandemic.

Could upgrading the technology teachers use every day in their classrooms help make their work easier — and stem the tide of educators leaving school districts? According to some educational technology experts, it certainly can’t hurt.

Read more about what experts say regarding upgrading technology and its contribution to job satisfaction.

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, educators were looking for funding opportunities in the areas of STEM, literacy, and extracurricular programs. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of March.

Lead4Change Challenge

The Lead4Change Challenge is the contest component of the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program that provides middle and high school students and their adult sponsors with opportunities to complete leadership development lessons and community projects aligned to learning standards and twenty-first century skills. Student teams create and execute service-learning projects for the benefit of nonprofit organizations or schools.

Deadline: Applications are due May 13, 2022.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks proposals to establish and implement a resource center that envisions, designs, and develops creative strategies for actualizing equity in the field of informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. Targeted participants are educators, librarians, museum personnel, media producers, policymakers, practice innovators, researchers, and related informal STEM learning program partners and stakeholders.

Deadline: Applications are due May 10, 2022.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center

The J.W. Couch Foundation awards Education Grants as part of the foundation’s mission to “plan for the future.” Funding priorities address three primary areas: early childhood education, twenty-first century education, and teachers. 

Deadline: Entries are due June 17, 2022.

Environmental Education Grants

The Jacob and Teresa Hershey Foundation awards Environmental Education Grants to promote environmental literacy, with funding for elementary and secondary schools, museums, and nonprofit organizations. Requests may be for operating, project, or capital grants, with emphasis on innovative ideas that produce multiple benefits and measurable impact. 

Deadline: Online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15, annually.

Education Grants, Richard S. Reynolds Foundation

The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation provides assistance to organizations as part of its mission to build strong communities. The foundation makes grants in the areas of education, the arts, health, science, history, the environment, and those in need. 

Deadline: Applications are due April 30 and October 31, annually.

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