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Feb 03, 2020


Scholarship Grant to Encourage Musical Innovation

The nonprofit Black Violin Foundation (BVF) works with youth in their communities by providing access to quality music programs that encourage creativity. The organization’s long-term goal is to empower youth to color outside the lines and push the boundaries of music through innovation.

Feb 03, 2020


Audio Series Reexamining the Legacy of Slavery in the United States

The 1619 podcast, part of the 1619 Project from The New York Times, begins with the sound of surf and seagulls along the coast of Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, where, 400 years ago, in a ship called White Lion, enslaved African people arrived for the first time in what became the United States.

civic literacy

Feb 03, 2020


Network That Facilitates Learning About the Foundation of Democracy

The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in the nation’s schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the organization’s website, teachers will find resources from these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.

Jan 15, 2020


Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, aged 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. To date, more than $7.8 million has been awarded to 346 brilliant young people.  Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside the Box.

Ken Burns Educational Resources

Dec 02, 2019


Online Destination for Exploring Documentaries by Ken Burns

Ken Burns, who has used archival footage and photographs to tell uniquely American stories, has launched a new site for educators called Ken Burns in the Classroom on PBS LearningMedia. The site is an online destination for free teaching and learning resources inspired by his documentaries.


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