(PRWEB) November 15, 2013
By investing in the integration of technology into the classroom setting NEF’s CyberLearning platform provides an innovative method for the integration of STEM + (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT and Business) education in the classroom. Improving STEM education is one of the top priority areas for STEM education.
NEF’s CyberLearning STEM+ academies, administered by the State University of NY (SUNY) and local universities, offer top-quality personalized courses in all STEM + courses mapped to the Common Core Curriculum standards as well as state standards in all 50 states.
As the U.S. Department of Education has addressed the concern from STEM skills as a part of America’s academic make-up, many school districts face a serious challenge -- identifying budget dollars to provide STEM programs.
The National Education Foundation (NEF), http://www.cyberlearning.org, the national nonprofit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides, has partnered with local education agencies (LEA) in previous years. So, NEF is offering STEM grants, to any school or district having the desire to incorporate STEM into their curriculum.
NEF Chairman Dr. Appu Kuttan, who is passionate about preparing US students better for college and the 21st Century workforce, states, “US is ranked 25th out of 36 countries in math and science. To compete effectively in the global economy, we need to improve substantially STEM+ education in our nation’s schools.”
In addition to the courses, the grant provides schools funds for teacher stipends, student motivational rewards, parent awards and teacher training. This grant opportunity is available to LEA’s with 35% or more students eligible for free/reduced meals. Interested parties can get additional information by visiting 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. NEF offers assistance to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.