The Charles Stewart Mott (CSM) Foundation offers Graduating High School College & Career Ready grants to increase high school graduation and college and career readiness outcomes for students, particularly those in low-income communities. Funding is designed to support afterschool programs for college and career readiness and innovative strategies in academic coaching, as well as children’s savings accounts for college. Preference is given to organizations that provide technical assistance or support best practices and professional development to build the capacity of college and career readiness programs; to those with expertise in research-based coaching models to adapt for middle school and early high school students; and to those working to promote CSM initiatives to increase graduation rates and postsecondary success. The amount of the award varies. Interested applicants will find additional details about this grant on GetEdFunding, a website sponsored by CDW•G with access to a free database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
In 2017 philanthropists, state leaders, and curriculum writers formed OpenSciEd to get materials to teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, which emphasize hands-on projects and integrate several scientific disciplines.
An esports league has launched a free high school curriculum to help teachers use gaming to boost student learning. Gaming Concepts, from the High School Esports League (HSEL), was written as a turnkey curriculum that almost anyone with even rudimentary computer skills can teach.
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) creates pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. The nonprofit has provided its services for free to more than 600 students since 2011.