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January 14, 2015  
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This issue of Education Funding Watch, the Foundation Center's newsletter devoted to education-related topics, includes news about a nine-figure gift to MIT from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee. You'll also find links to other education-related news, resources, funding opportunities for individuals and organizations, and job listings.

MIT Receives $118 Million to Create Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab

MIT The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced a $118 million gift from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee ('62, '64) to establish an entrepreneurship lab that will promote social responsibility in the global real estate industry. To be housed in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Center for Real Estate, the Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab will provide fellowships for U.S. and international students; conduct research on sustainable real estate development and global urbanization; and make its curriculum available online via MITx.... Read the article»

Recent Education News from Philanthropy News Digest

U.S. Earns 'C' for Overall Quality, 'D+' for Early Childhood Education
The Education Week report ranked states in three categories — K-12 achievement, school finance, and "chance for success"....
Posted: 1/13/2015

Pershing Square Foundation Awards $10 Million for DREAMer Scholarships
The commitment will enable TheDream.US to provide college scholarships to four hundred additional low-income high-achieving immigrant youth....
Posted: 1/13/2015

UCLA Receives $2.5 Million From Alumnus for Semiconductor Lab
The Mukund Padmanabhan Systems Scaling Technology Laboratory will focus on improving heterogeneously integrated microsystems....
Posted: 1/11/2015

University of Illinois Receives $2 Million From Mellon Foundation
The grant will establish research programs in the emerging disciplines of bio-humanities, environmental humanities, and legal humanities....
Posted: 1/10/2015

Intel Announces $300 Million 'Diversity in Technology' Initiative
The initiative aims to improve the hiring and retention of women and minorities at the company and help the tech industry be more inclusive....
Posted: 1/8/2015

Albertson Foundation to Shift Grantmaking Focus
The Boise-based family foundation's grantmaking total for 2014 includes several year-end grants that represent a shift in its giving strategy....
Posted: 1/6/2015

More education news...

Funding Opportunities

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy Accepting Entries for Generous U Competition
The $10,000 Sillerman Prize will be awarded to a student-based project that promotes philanthropy and philanthropic values on college campuses in the United States....
Deadline: 3/13/2015

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie's Education Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Outstanding Teacher Grants
Grants will be awarded to outstanding California public school teachers in grades K-12....
Deadline: 3/31/2015

NCTM School Invites Applications for In-Service Training Grants for Pre-K-5 Math Teachers
Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to support the professional development and pedagogical content knowledge of pre-K-5 math teachers....
Deadline: 5/4/2015

Nominations Sought for 2015 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award
The annual award honors an outstanding educator in the area of basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine....
Deadline: 6/1/2015

United States-Japan Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Pre-College Education Programs
The foundation awards grants in support of projects that involve pre-college teachers in the U.S. and Japan in mutual study and learning on topics related to the U.S.-Japan relationship....
Deadline: 7/15/2015

More requests for proposals...

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Ready for Fall? Near-Term Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-Income Students' Learning Opportunities and Outcome Free summer-learning programs can help narrow the math achievement gap among low-income students, a RAND Corporation report finds. Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, the report, Ready for Fall? Near-Term Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-Income Students' Learning Opportunities and Outcome (72 pages, PDF), found that fourth-graders who attended a full-day learning program during the previous summer scored higher on math tests than those who didn't. Download the report.

Job Opportunities

Manager of Operations
Maestro Cares Foundation
Chicago, Illinois
Posted: 1/11/2015

Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posted: 1/9/2015

Engagement Coordinator
New York, New York
Posted: 1/8/2015

National Teaching Fellowship – 2015-2017
Citizen Schools
Flexible, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, or Texas
Posted: 1/1/2015

Vice President for University Advancement
Catholic University of America
Posted: 12/30/2014

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