Classroom Courseware Funding
After finding the perfect courseware for their social media and digital marketing classes, educators across the country face the common hurdle of acquiring the funding to implement these educational resources. But budgetary concerns do not have to keep powerful courseware from your classrooms. Here is a list of six funding ideas from teachers who have secured monetary backing to implement Stukent’s social media courseware.
Top 6 Funding Ideas
1. Apply for Grants
Grants are another great way to provide funding for your classroom. Grants are often provided by government departments, corporations, and foundations to support education. There are thousands of grants offered annually. Simply do a Google search for available education grants for your state and see what opportunities are available.
Need a grant? Apply today through the Stukent Grant Program
2. Access Perkins Funds.
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provides for federal funding intended for the improvement of career and technical education programs. Annually, Congress allocates roughly $1.1 billion in State formula grants and about $25 million in competitive discretionary grants. These funds are provided to states and then allocated to school districts. Each state allocates these funds differently, so identify the district or state representative over these funds, and let him or her know of your need to help your students.
To learn more about Perkins Funding, check out this blog post: Perkins Grant Application: 5 simple secrets to getting it done
3. Use curriculum budget
This is the most common fund teachers use to access Stukent’s Social Media Courseware package. First, determine who at your school or district is over this budget, and let him or her know about Stukent. Schools and districts are looking for innovative and effective courseware solutions that help students learn real-world skills.
4. Use a small part of your district’s technology budget
Most districts and states across the country have technology budgets. Stukent’s Mimic Social Simulation is considered software that would fit into such budgets. Many schools across the country have used a small portion of these funds to equip their classrooms with Mimic Social.
5. Use CTE funds
Career Technical Education is intended to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and training to succeed in their future careers. Around 12.5 million high schools and college students are enrolled in CTE across the country. Many school districts provide CTE opportunities through allocation in annual budgets. Stukent’s Social Media Courseware package meets the requirements set by CTE. Ask your principal who controls those funds, and reach out to him or her.
6. Find A Business Sponsor
Similar to finding a sponsor for a local youth baseball team, schools can reach out to request sponsorship funding from local businesses. You’d be surprised at the number of companies willing to provide school sponsorships.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit: Business Sponsorships
Education increases part of new federal budget
Educators looking for additional funding to provide digital courseware in their schools have access to substantial financial resources as part of the 2018 fiscal year federal budget approved last week.
While past budget cuts have limited access to courseware and opportunities for teachers and students, the recent federal budget’s $700 million increase to the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program puts educational offerings — including for STEM education — in reach for schools across the country.
The SSAEG program, which is under Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), was slated with a total allocation of $1.1 billion, a sharp climb from the $400 million the program received last year.
In addition to the SSAEG program receiving additional federal funds, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program was supported with a $20 million increase in the 2018 fiscal year budget. This program, which is also part of ESSA, provides students after-school and summer educational offerings.
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