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    USED to Offer ‘Skills for Success’ Grants

    The U.S. Department of Education invites applications for Skills for Success grants to support local education agencies and their partners, including colleges and universities, in developing the noncognitive skills of middle-grades students.

    According to the Department’s web site, up to $2 million is available to fund “the implementation, evaluation, and refinement of existing tools and approaches (e.g., digital games, growth mindset classroom activities, experiential learning opportunities) that integrate the development of students’ noncognitive skills into classroom-level activities and existing strategies designed to improve schools.”

    The Department also has posted videos of two former middle school teachers discussing the value of the grant program.

    Please note the following opportunities and deadlines associated with this competition:

    Wednesday, June 24  Preapplication webinar, 2:00 p.m. Eastern (review this slide presentation first)

    Monday, June 29        Deadline for notice of intent to apply

    Wednesday, July 29   Deadline for receipt of applications

    For more information, see this Frequently Asked Questions document.

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    Kristin McCabe

    Editor, AACTE

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