In response to demand, the Federal Communications Commission has announced a second opportunity for schools and libraries to apply for a share of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund that was provided as part of COVID-19 relief efforts under the American Rescue Plan.
It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut-down school districts nationwide. The U.S. shifted into a state of loss and then grief. Loss of what we thought was stable including income, job security, and daily routines. Loss of over a year’s worth of social plans we had for ourselves including graduation parties, family reunions, and weddings. Plans have been put on hold repeatedly and hearts have felt the heaviness of disappointment non-stop.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation offers grants for bookmobile programs across the nation that serve children from disadvantaged populations. The grants support organizations that operate a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth.
Any teacher currently employed at a public or private high school in a rural area with a diverse population is eligible for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching Grant offered by the National Society of High School Scholars.