$250,000 matching grant opportunity announced

Frank Ferguson, founder of Curriculum Associates, is donating $250,000 in matching grants to PreK-12 educators who demonstrate an innovative approach to teaching with Curriculum Associates’ research-based instructional and assessment materials.

The grants will match schools’ purchases dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000 per school) on Curriculum Associates products. All Curriculum Associates’ products are eligible under the grant.

Curriculum Associates products include online adaptive diagnostic assessments, programs that provide differentiated instruction, and practice materials for students in preschool to 12th grade.

Grant applications will be judged on the strength of the project proposal and rated on four main criteria: impact, practicality, peer support and adherence to guidelines.

The application is due February 15, 2012, and grant winners will be announced on March 1, 2012. For more information and to download the application, visit CurriculumAssociates.com/grants.