Funding for Studies Weekly

Here’s a few ideas to help you get funding to purchase the Studies Weekly curriculum for your students.

Federal and Community Programs

Title I

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

How the Funds Can be Used

The school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds for school wide programs that serve all children in the school. LEAs also must use Title I funds to provide academic enrichment services to eligible children enrolled in private schools.

Studies Weekly products are cross-curricular, hands-on and designed with a balanced literacy approach for use in your Language Arts block.

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Title II

Title II, Part A provides funds intended to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

How the Funds Can Be Used

Funds may be used for professional development. In exchange for receiving funds, agencies are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.

Studies Weekly offers hands-on Professional Development sessions for districts and schools. To learn more, visit studiesweekly.com/professional-development.

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Title III

Title III, Part A provides funds intended to assist schools with language instruction, specifically for Limited English Proficient students.

LEP Instructions

How the Funds Can Be Used

Funds may be used for professional development and language instruction programs.

Professional Development Grant Information

 

IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

How the Funds Can Be Used

IDEA Part B Sections 611 and 619 funds must be used only to pay the excess costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities, such as costs for special education teachers and administrators; related services providers (speech therapists, psychologists, etc.); materials and supplies for use with children with disabilities; professional development for special education personnel; professional development for regular education teachers who teach children with disabilities; and specialized equipment or devices to assist children with disabilities. Expenditures must benefit eligible students who are receiving special education services.

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Community and Crowdfunding Options

Pledgecents

PledgeCents has created a hassle free, no-nonsense interface where you can set up a fundraising page and then easily share it to your community via social media, email, newsletters, etc.

How Pledgecents works with Studies Weekly

Local PTA or PTO

Thousands of teachers across the nation use Studies Weekly in their classroom because local parents got involved and funded the purchase.

The Rotary Club

The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world.

Grant Opportunities

Classroom Grants

Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including purchasing Studies Weekly. Funds usually must be used within one year of the application deadline.

American Honda Foundation

The American Honda Foundation support “youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.”

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ASM International Teacher Grants

The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of $500 annually to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms.

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Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grants 

AAE Grants are available for up to $500 and can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to: books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline.

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The Awesome Foundation

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly.

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Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive in school, work and life.

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McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning for those from low-income households. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

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National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has multiple educational grants available.

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National Science Foundation Discovery Research Program

The Discovery Research K-12 program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of STEM by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of innovative resources, models and tools.

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National Council for the Social Studies

The National Council for the Social Studies has multiple educational grants available.

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NEA Foundation Grants

The NEA Foundation believes public education should stimulate students’ curiosity and excitement about learning and help them become successful 21st-century global citizens. Student Achievement grants help students learn how to think critically and solve problems.

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Reiman Foundation Grants

The Reiman Foundation supports the dedication, imagination and courage of those involved in education, health care, the arts and children’s initiatives.

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Voya Unsung Heroes

Voya Unsung Heroes grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning.

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Westinghouse Grants

Westinghouse Nuclear provides grants for education with a focus on STEM are those used to improve knowledge and literacy with a focus in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math among students, teachers and the general public.

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National Science Teachers Association Awards

The annual NSTA Awards and Recognition Program recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators.

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AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program

The AIAA Foundation funds grants to worthy projects with a clear connection to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics with an emphasis on aerospace.

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