(Updated Aug 7, 2009)
Program Description: The ARRA makes available $250 million for competitive statewide data systems grants for states.
Funding: $250 million is available nationwide.
Application Process: The U.S. Department of Education has released the request for applications. Application information is available at:
Timeline: The deadline for submitting a grant application was November 19, 2009.
Debbie Zimmerman, 651-582-8411
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.