(PRWEB) October 12, 2013
NEF Cyberlearning STEM grant initiative offers 100 grants for any qualifying school or district. The goal is to have at least one CyberLearning Academy in each state by December 2013. The national initiative creates effective partnerships among schools, universities and businesses just as President Obama stated in the State of the Union address.
The National Education Foundation (NEF), the national leader in bridging the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) divides in the nation’s schools, has launched a multi-million dollar grant program to improve STEM education in K-12 schools.
Any school or school district with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch is eligible. Apply at http://www.cyberlearning.org.
NEF’s CyberLearning STEM+ academies, administered by the State University of NY (SUNY) and local universities, offers top-quality personalized courses in STEM, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT ad Business courses mapped to the Common Core Curriculum standards as well as state standards in all 50 states.
In addition to the courses, the grant provides schools funds for teacher stipends, student motivational rewards and teacher training.
In addition to a world-class STEM academy for the students, the grant provides a Parent Academy in IT and Business, and a Teacher Professional Development Academy, and a tuition-free Workforce Development Academy for the community.
NEF Chairman, Dr. Appu Kuttan states, “America is ranked 25th out of 34 countries in math and science. To compete in the global economy, our students need better STEM+ skills. Our initiative is aimed at preparing our students better for college and STEM-related jobs, while helping to improve worker productivity in our businesses.”
This initiative is a win-win-win partnership—schools and students are the biggest winners; businesses save on annual training costs, and receive enormous CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and PR credits; universities get an opportunity to help schools and communities.
For more information, visit http://www.cyberlearning.org, or call NEF at 703-823-9999.
The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides by providing world-class education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.