New Opportunity for STEM Education in Expanded-Time Schools
The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals to fund a planning grant to initiate or strengthen STEM education in expanded-time schools. Grants will be awarded to schools and their community-based partners to foster innovation and excellence in STEM education by integrating Informal Science and Next Generation Science standards, concepts, practices and core ideas in expanded-time schools, such that they become exemplars for other schools to follow. Grantees will participate in a series of technical assistance sessions and site visits-conducted by NCTL and its partner, TASC (The After-School Corporation) - aimed at helping sites ensure high quality of program design and implementation.
The grant will cover expenses associated with planning, including travel and staff time for both school and partner personnel. Programs are expected to be in place by no later than January 2015.
Those interested in applying must submit a Letter of Intent (co-signed by the school and partner) to NCTL by April 30 and full proposals are due by May 23, 2014.
Click to download the RFP.
The planning grants and technical assistance are generously funded through a grant from the Noyce Foundation.