The National Wildlife Federation is offering two grant opportunities
for HISD schools. Applications are due Monday, June 15.
One grant focuses on secondary schools interested in
developing nature-based solutions to community stormwater runoff or flooding.
The second is open to all grade levels and emphases energy literacy.
Energy and Sustainability Quality Assurance Analyst
Stephanie Walker said schools should apply despite the uncertainty surrounding
the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Department of Education funding to target teacher recruitment, STEM programs
The Houston Independent School District has been awarded three grants, including one that is believed to be the largest grant the district has ever received.
Each of the three grants is from the U.S. Department of Education. The largest totals $47 million and will go to recruiting and retaining the best teachers and administrators at the district’s most struggling schools.
The district also received a nearly $15 million grant for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — education at six HISD schools, and a $1.3 million grant that will go toward professional development for music and arts teachers in high-poverty schools. Continue reading