Students at Gregory-Portland High School will receive new equipment for their school that will help them with their futures. Leaders from Del Mar College, the Gregory-Portland Independent School District, and Voestalpine Texas donated $50,000 for their process technology program. According to the organization, they donated the money for the equipment to celebrate their students because they know that they're valuable to the community and will help them keep moving forward.  view article arw

The Henderson ISD Education Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants to teachers across Henderson ISD campuses Thursday. Teachers submitted a grant application requesting funding for a creative classroom project. This year, 33 applications were received and 26 were fully funded. The HISD Education Foundation has been awarding teacher grants for 20 years and to-date has provided more than $575,000 to teachers at HISD.  view article arw

Springlake-Earth ISD received a surprise donation in the amount of $50,000 from Dollar General as the company celebrated their new store opening in the town. Several students and teachers wrote letters to Dollar General, requesting for their consideration to make Earth, TX their newest location for a Dollar General store. Today, many of those letters were read aloud at a school-wide ceremony hosted by Dollar General, in the auditorium of the Springlake-Earth school.  view article arw

Students at Gregory-Portland High School will receive new equipment for their school that will help them with their futures. view article arw

Comcast NBCUniversal announced that it has awarded approximately $5,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to North Texas students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. Since 2001, more than $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program. view article arw

Los Fresnos CISD Career and Technical Education received a $268,408 Jobs and Education (JET) grant for equipment purchases to provide students with training for careers in welding. The Jobs and Education for Texans grant allocates $10 million each biennium to defray start-up costs associated with the development of career and technical education programs to public community and technical colleges, and independent school districts. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train for jobs in high-demand occupations. view article arw

Three charter school organizations with deep Texas roots received about $218 million in federal grants, a portion of which will help them add campuses in the Houston area.  IDEA Public Schools, the KIPP charter school network and Responsive Education Solutions, which combine to educate nearly 82,000 children in Texas, were awarded five-year grants through the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program, one of the largest federal supports for charter expansion. The grants to IDEA Public Schools, based in the Rio Grande Valley, and the national KIPP Foundation, which partners with its Texas-based affiliate, are the two largest awards in the program’s history. view article arw

The Dallas Stars Foundation announced Thursday that it has pledged $2 million over the next five years to St. Philip's School and Community Center in South Dallas in connection with the team being chosen to host the league's 2020 Winter Classic.  "St. Philip's and its people are doing great things in South Dallas," said Marty Turco, president and chair of the Dallas Stars Foundation. "It's just something we know is right." The team made the announcement at the annual "Fight Night" event benefiting The Real Estate Council Foundation, which was held at the Hilton Anatole. view article arw

Thirteen teachers at La Vega Independent School District were in for quite the surprise on Tuesday, as nearly $50,000 in grants were presented to them to improve the district. The sounds of lockers slamming and banter from students were replaced by a band and people who were elated about the grants. view article arw

A trio of grants totaling more than $300,000 aims to sharpen skills training for workers in Cameron County. The Texas Workforce Commission this past week awarded grants of $49,900 for High Demand Job Training to Workforce Solutions Cameron in collaboration with Harlingen Economic Development Corp., a $155,721 Skills Development Fund grant to Texas State Technical College-Harlingen in partnership with a manufacturing consortium and a $116,412 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant to Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. All of the funds will go to benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions area of Cameron County.

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Port Aransas schools are getting reimbursed for measures they took to get things up and running after Hurricane Harvey. The district on Monday announced it had received a grant for more than $1.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for things such as generators, air dryers, portables and security. Those items and more were needed in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm hit the area Aug. 25, 2017. view article arw

The Round Rock school district awarded $1.9 million in grants to 34 campuses to help foster innovation in schools through programs, models or initiatives that enrich learning. The grants range from $7,500 to $100,000 and support the district’s strategic goal of implementing, enhancing and reinforcing innovative teachings and learning models, according to a district news release. view article arw

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN)announced today that its 2015 corporate and foundation giving to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education totals almost $6 million. Focused on collaborative strategies to improve student success and teaching effectiveness in STEM education, TI and the Texas Instruments Foundation designate "Power of STEM Education" grants to a variety of nonprofit partners and educators in targeted communities where the company has a major design or manufacturing presence. Special emphasis is given to programs that reach female and minority students who are underrepresented in science and engineering careers today. view article arw

A local school that has been underperforming for years, is shaking things up for the new school year with the help of a $4.8 million grant. Indian Spring Middle School is under a state mandate to turn things around and their principal is hoping this multi-million dollar grant will help them do just that. view article arw