Opportunity

Grant Opportunity for Educators (Grades 6-12)

Feb 28, 2014


The National Student Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in New York. The organization was originally established in 2011 to provide scholarships for students to participate in enrichment programs around the country. Within two years the program has been expanded to include a mentor & internship network, financial literacy program, leadership & wellness curriculum and many other programs. In 2013 the organization reached over 33,000 students with its innovative education programs.

In early 2014 the National Student Initiative has developed a grant opportunity for New York City educators who administer multiple-choice exams to their students. Independent studies have shown that teachers spend over five hours per exam creating, grading and reporting multiple-choice tests. On average, teachers administer these exams 20 times each school year. Educators spend 100 hours to administer these exams on which 50% of students admit to having cheated. Even by using Scantron technology this is still a tremendously arduous process for overwhelmed professionals.

The National Student Initiative is currently offering grants up to $2,000 per teacher to cover all costs for new technology, implementation and training expenses. This technology will:

·  Reduce exam creation time by up to 70%

·  Completely eliminate student cheating

·  Create comprehensive grade reports

All New York City educators are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. All educators must submit a semi-annual report detailing the effect of this program.

To request a priority application or to address any questions please contact:

Joshua Kleyman
Executive Director
National Student Initiative
(516) 782-5349
Kleyman@nsinitiative.com 


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