Create a Generation of Problem Solvers

EiE, the award-winning curriculum division of the Museum of Science, Boston, develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners. Today’s children need to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, communicators, and collaborators—whether preparing for STEM-related careers or to contribute as world citizens. EiE’s preK–8 curricula encourage all children, including those from underrepresented groups, to envision a future in STEM.

September 15, 2021
Funding & Recognition
Funding to Help Close the Digital Gap

In response to demand, the Federal Communications Commission has announced a second opportunity for schools and libraries to apply for a share of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund that was provided as part of COVID-19 relief efforts under the American Rescue Plan.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Historical Foundations Through Storytelling

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. The National Constitution Center brings innovative teaching tools to the classroom for use on Constitution Day and year-round.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Back-to-School Savings on Digital Books for Your Classroom

It’s time to go Back-to-School, and an even better time to outfit your MackinVIA’s digital bookshelves with some serious savings. Now through September 30, 2021, you’ll get 20% off on more than 300,000 K–12, fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks from dozens of publishers, exclusively at It’s the perfect way to start the new school year, with fresh digital content for your school’s free, multiple-award-winning MackinVIA. When it comes to Back-to-School fashions, a 20% discount from Mackin is always in style.

Funding & Recognition
Creative Writing Award Celebrating a Diverse Poetic Voice

Penguin Random House has announced its partnership with Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, to launch the Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry, a new creative writing award focused on poetry for high school seniors who are daring and original.
Online Event Unlocking the Secrets of Mathematics in the Modern World

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute is holding a free online event for middle school and high school students and teachers on September 21, 2021. The interactive session, titled “Mathematics, the Key to a Hidden World,” will explore how mathematics helps us wonder at the world we live in.

Professional Growth
Graduate Studies Rooted in the Tradition of Great Books and Thoughtful Exploration

The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Master of Arts in Eastern Classics at St. John’s College are pathways to deeper engagement with the great books of the liberal arts tradition. Immerse yourself in small, dynamic classes where graduate students read and discuss over 3,000 years of books that shed light on the complicated and persistent questions surrounding our shared human experience. Ranked among the best colleges for the quality of the faculty and classroom experience, St. John’s offers a flexible class schedule, online and in-person class options, and generous scholarships for educators—making this education possible for busy teachers. St. John’s is now accepting applications for the 2022 academic year.
Digital Learning • Learning Support
Machine Learning Opening New Avenues of Research

Fabricius is a Google Arts & Culture Lab Experiment that uses machine learning to help translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. In the Learn section of Fabricius, students take their first steps into the world of hieroglyphs.

Mobile Learning
“Living” Periodic Table of Elements

From Theodore Gray comes The Elements, an iPad app that introduces students to the elements of the periodic table and educates them on how the elements combine to form the world around us.
Digital Learning • Learning Support
SPOTLIGHT! On Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are curated resources for celebrating and teaching students about Hispanic heritage.
NASA STEM Forward to the Moon

Students can compete in NASA’s Artemis Student Challenges. The competitions, which are open to students from middle school to graduate school, challenge students to design and produce science and engineering experiments and technologies, many related to the Artemis missions.

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Leadership + Service = Measurable Change

The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is a free Leadership Curriculum with a Framework for Community Service. Designed to teach sixth- to twelfth-graders how to lead and serve, the innovative leadership lessons can easily be integrated into any subject area and all class or club settings. The Lead4Change program is privately funded and available at no cost to educators and youth club advisers. Since 2012, 1.8 million students have put their leadership skills to work. Join more than 14,000 educators in the Lead4Change member community.
Professional Growth
Back to School: Moving Forward from Here

For the third consecutive school year, the rhythms of our schools are being disrupted by a global pandemic that has laid bare existing inequities across almost every relevant metric. On September 22, 2021, educators can join a gathering of Harvard University education experts to surface key challenges and concerns—and concrete ideas for addressing them.
Digital Learning • Learning Support
America’s Story Told Through the Founders’ Thoughts and Debates

In 2010 the National Archives entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create Founders Online and make freely available the historical documents of the founders of the United States of America.

Funding & Recognition
Grants to Test Creative Ideas Addressing Educational Inequity

The NEA Foundation’s Envision Equity Grants provide educators across the nation with opportunities to lead an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning and the best possible educational experience for every child.