Dover receives grant

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The Dover Board of Education, staff, and community understand the importance of fiscal stewardship. Quality education at a good value is a top priority. Our District is committed to finding innovative ways to fund learning and provide the level of excellence that our community deserves. Grant money is one way to help maximize the academic potential in our schools, while making the most out of every taxpayer dollar. 

We are excited to announce that Dover City Schools has received a $2.1 million literacy grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Education. This four-year grant will provide resources for teachers and students in the area of literacy development.  

Dover was selected as a K-12 model site and is one of only two schools in the state of Ohio to receive this grant for all buildings within the district. This means that students in kindergarten through our high school seniors will

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U.S. DOJ Announces COPS School Security Grant Winners

Nearly $50 million in school safety funding was awarded through its School Violence Prevention Program.

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has announced nearly $50 million in school safety funding through its School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). SVPP provides up to 75% funding for school safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools and school grounds.

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to states, units of local government, Indian tribes, and public agencies (such as school districts and law enforcement agencies) to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs. The 160 awards can be used for coordination with law enforcement; training for local law enforcement officers to prevent

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Md. Dept. of Education Provides $10M in Grant Funding to Support

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BALTIMORE– As a result of improved health metrics throughout the state, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. 

MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the Blind, and the Maryland School for the Deaf for starting in-person instruction by the start of the 2020-2021 school year’s second quarter. Each grant award will include a base amount of $200,000 as well as a per-student allocation. Funds can be used for expenses related to building readiness and transportation.

“This additional $10 million in funds will assist schools in reopening and safely getting some of our kids back into classrooms and into healthy and supportive learning environments,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “With our health metrics

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Tyson K-12 Awards $25,000 in Grant Funds to Seven School Foodservice Teams through its Great Grant Giveaway

Tyson K-12 is pleased to announce seven K-12 school foodservice teams were awarded a piece of $25,000 in grant funding through the company’s Great Grant Giveaway program. Since its inception in 2015, Tyson K-12 has awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding to schools.

Grant recipients can use the funds to purchase equipment or materials that can help enhance their foodservice operations. Diane Drooger of David Douglas School in Oregon said their $2,500 grant funds will likely be used to purchase additional bakers’ racks to support to-go meals for students.

“Earlier this month, we realized we would need tall bakers’ racks for our kitchen since our school district will be doing online learning through December, possibly longer. We will have meal pick-up areas for families at our schools, in addition to bus stops – the additional racks will really help our staff,” said Drooger.

$5,000 Great Grant Giveaway recipients include:

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Cynthia Fuhrmann awarded NIH grant to improve professional development in research training

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Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, PhD

A Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences research team’s far-reaching project to support professional development of early-career scientists received a significant boost recently with the award of a $2.3 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training, or IPERT grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The five-year grant supports the development of nationally sourced, competency-themed collections of evidence-based professional skills models, with training and mentoring for educators to aid their implementation within institutions, as well as support for evaluating their work according to rigorous protocols.

“Today’s early-career scientists need a wide breadth of skills to adapt to the diverse professional roles they will move into after their PhD or postdoctoral training,” said Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, PhD, who is principal investigator for the project. “They need to be aware of how science is done in both the private and public sectors, and to be able to

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Stamford Public Education Foundation Receives $35,000 Grant

Press release from Stamford Public Education Foundation:

Sept. 18, 2020

The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), is pleased to announce it has been a recipient of a one-time $35,000 grant from the Deloitte Foundation as part of its WorldClass Grant Challenge.

The award recognizes organizations that have a demonstrated approach to helping people on a path to success. This one-time grant will go towards SPEF’s programming efforts for the 2020-2021 school year.

During the 2017—18 school year, Deloitte began volunteering with SPEF through volunteering in the Early College Studies (ECS) initiative. This innovative program is designed to prepare Stamford High School students to be successful in a variety of technical college and career fields. It provides a rigorous course load plus access to courses at Norwalk Community College.

Together this combination gives students the opportunity to graduate high school and earn an associate degree in a technology-based field. SPEF’s mentoring

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Missouri education system receives $18 million literacy development grant

Posted on 17 September 2020 at 10:09am

COLUMBIA- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) was one of 11 states to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program.

The $18 million grant will be distributed over five years, allowing the state to advance literacy skills for children from birth through Grade 12.

“Extensive research suggests that reading by Grade 3 is critical to a child’s success in school and life beyond. Improving literacy is central to our aim of improving lives through education,” Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven said in a news release.

The goal of the project is to support educators’ working knowledge of evidence-based literacy strategies to effectively teach reading and writing to all students.

This includes providing professional development to pre-service teachers in institutions of higher education, early childhood education teachers and K-12 educators to

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$85,000 Cleveland Foundation Grant Will Fund Virtual Internship Program Pilot To Teach Students Remote Workforce Skills

Lakeland Community College has received an $85,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to develop and pilot a unique virtual internship program.

With remote work capabilities now the norm for many people, the college wants to prepare its students entering today’s workforce with internship experiences that include the ability to do remote work.

Typically, students get their introduction to real-world work environments through on-site internships. But because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses closed their offices and shifted to remote work which resulted in no internship opportunities throughout the past months for students. Now that work-from-home has been implemented on such a large scale, employers are willing to explore how to best bring interns into the fold.

“We are very grateful for this Cleveland Foundation grant to help move our students’ education forward. Engaging students in experiential learning of all kinds is critical as they move from students

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Mozambique: World Bank Grant for Skills Development

Maputo — The World Bank on Wednesday approved a grant of 104 million US dollars from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of skills development programs for young Mozambicans.

According to a World Bank press release, the project will invest in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) subsystems to improve access and quality of educational curriculums and skills development training in response to the country’s priorities and economic sectors.

“Empowering its youth by developing higher level skills through quality post-secondary education, while working on policies to incentivize the creation of jobs linked to modern productive systems, are among the most important challenges facing the country if it is to reap the benefits of its demographic dividend,” noted Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank Country Director for Mozambique, cited in the release.

“Better educated youths will contribute to reduce income inequality, facilitate social mobility and

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John Day approves funding for Grant County Coworks | News

While internet connectivity is being addressed at Humbolt Elementary with a project to connect the school to John Day’s fiber line, another facility is looking to provide an outlet to help the county overcome the trials of broadband while providing access to many resources.

Didgette McCracken, the Open Campus Coordinator at Oregon State University Extension, presented Grant County Coworks — a shared workspace for educational and entrepreneurial pursuits and technology — during the John Day City Council on Aug. 25.

Coworks will be a workplace where members will be provided with coaching and mentorship to provide one-on-one advising to help find funding, create a sustainable business strategy and launch their ventures, while providing local students with access to the technology, tools and mentorship necessary for online education, according to McCracken. Desks, computers, printers, phone charging stations and other items will be provided.

“We have this rural community that’s very isolated,

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