$100 Million Grant to assist One Million Students
September 29, 2014
All state education departments are placing high emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math education in schools. Recent surveys show that 85% of parents want STEM education for their kids, and that a STEM-educated college graduate earns $2 million more in his/her lifetime than one with just a high school diploma.
Since many public schools lack funds for STEM, at the request of several state education departments and the U.S. Education Department, the National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in STEM education is offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) grants, with no out-of-pocket cost to any public school district/charter school with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch. Apply at www.cyberlearning.org/stemgrant .
NEF’s CyberLearning STEM+ academies, administered by the State University of NY (SUNY), offer top-quality personalized courses in STEM, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT, Business Desktop and Soft Skills. These courses are mapped to the Common Core standards as well as state standards in all 50 states.
In addition to the courses, the grant provides schools funds for teacher stipends, student motivational rewards and teacher training.
NEF’s Cyberlearning Total System Solution enables a student to advance a grade level in 20-30 learning hours in a subject such as math or reading, as documented by the State University of New York.
In addition to a world-class STEM+ academy for the students, the grant provides, at no cost to the schools, a Parent Academy in IT and Business, and a Professional Development Academy for Teachers.
NEF Chairman and STEM education expert Dr. Appu Kuttan states, “America is ranked 25th out of 35 countries in math and science. To compete in the global economy, our students need better STEM+ skills. Our initiative is aimed at preparing our students, teachers and parents better for college and STEM-related jobs.”
President Bill Clinton has commended NEF for “your ongoing commitment for creating a better and stronger America.”
This initiative is a win-win-win partnership—schools and students are the biggest winners.
The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides by providing world-class education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management and soft skillsto millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See www.cyberlearning.org.