Innovation Fund In the News

The Innovation Fund and the Innovation Fund grantees and Innovation in Teaching Competition winners have been highlighted in Ed Week, NPR, CNN, CBS, the Harvard Business Review, the AJC, and many local publications.  Please see below for links to these articles.


Innovation Fund

Press Release: Deal Announces Innovation Fund Grant Award Winners October 5, 2015

Progress: US Department of Education:  Georgia Innovation Fund Projects Open Students’ Minds to What is Possible November 14, 2014

Ed Week:  Innovation Fund a Standout in Ga.’s Race to the Top  June 30, 2014

Ed Week:  Georgia Fuels STEM Education with 'Innovation' Grants September 6, 2012


Innovation Fund Grantees


Atlanta Public Schools Read Right from the Start

AJC: Atlanta Schools gets $700K for Elementary School Innovations Oct 5, 2015


Carroll County STEM for Life

Harvard Business Review: Southwire and 12 for Life: Scaling Up  November 2015

NPR News: Failing Students Get ‘Wired For Success at Georgia Factory September 27, 2013

CBS News:  High School Students at Risk for Dropping Out Find Direction at Georgia Factory July 6, 2013

Fortune: What Business Should Do To Restore Competiveness October 15, 2012 CNN Money


Drew Charter School

AJC: Innovative Program Wins Atlanta Charter School $700K October 5, 2015


STE(A)M Truck

NPR News: STE(a)M Truck Brings Mobile Laboratory To Atlanta Schools December 17, 2015

CNN: Kids Design Camera for Teen Videographer Born without Arms August 21, 2015


Tift County Mechatronics

WALB: Tift Co. Mechatronics Partnership Leads State June 3, 2014 WALB:


Innovation in Teaching Competition

Teach for America: Governor Awards Metro Atlanta Corps Member December 1, 2015

Press Release: Deal Announces Winners of Innovation in Teaching Competition November 20, 2015

AJC: Another Great Georgia Teacher: Her Classroom Hums with Activity November 30,2014

Cherokee Tribune:  Making the Grade: 2 Teachers Receive Honors for Innovation February 9, 2014 

Gainesville Times: Local Teacher Awarded for Innovative Teaching February 5, 2014