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Educational Funding & Grants Support

Spectrum Industries works closely with educators and school administration and understands that purchasing equipment and material for education is getting harder because of the crunch on budgets and school spending. That is why we have dedicated a Web page dedicated to Funding & Grants Support for educational purposes.

There you find a growing list of possible sources for getting the funds for educational needs from classroom materials, books, AV equipment, software, programs and yes, even for furnishing your classroom. As the page grows, more information will be added to aid in you in your search for funding and information to help you write a grant.

So take a look below for some soon-to-end opportunities and then check out Spectrum’s Funding & Grants Support Web page for some more opportunities to get the funding you need.

Deadline - Award Name
July 01
- School Facility Grant Program
July 01 - The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching
July 18

Parent Trigger Laws: Power to the Parents

Enacted in the State of California in January 2010, the “Parent Trigger” law gave parents of low-performing schools the power to change the landscape of their children’s education. Fast forward 1 ½ years, and similar legislation is appearing across the United States.

What is this law?

Provided that a California school 1) fails to meet federal academic benchmarks for more than three consecutive years, 2) has an Academic Performance Index (the state's benchmark test) of less than 800, and 3) is among the lowest 5 percent of schools in California; a vote by 51% or more of the school’s parents can enact change. These changes include: closing a school, firing all staff and re-hiring new teachers and administrators, or turning the school over to an education management firm or a charter operator.

In the other 49 states, this same action can be taken by a district school board under the No Child Left Behind law, also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. But in California, th…

New products released!

Spectrum releases six new products in the presentation and mobile computing management lines. Being unveiled today at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida, Spectrum's new products should fill everyone’s needs.

Spectrum Industries Inc has just released two new mobile computing management carts, three presentation lecterns and an AV cart. With these new products, Spectrum offers one of the most complete lines of educational and presentation furniture. Spectrum’s customers have been asking and we’ve been working hard to design the products you want!

Mobile computing management can mean a lot of things, but we are offering solutions that will fit your needs. Whether you have iPads, e-readers, tablets or full-sized laptops, Spectrum has a cart to securely store, charge and manage software on them.

The InTouch40 Tablet Cart is designed for securely storing, charging and syncing tablets like the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad, RIM BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung…

New lecterns, desks and carts unveiled in Orlando!

What would you think of a line of lecterns and AV carts that can give you a big presentation in a compact package? Or a charging and storage cart that cannot only handle iPads, but a variety of tablets and mobile devices and sync them, too? An imaging cart for 30 laptops? How about a hide-away computer desk that can handle dual monitors or even the largest all-in-one computers on the market?

Don’t miss the unveiling of Spectrum’s latest line of innovative lecterns and AV carts for audiovisual integration for K-12 and Higher Ed. Take a “test drive” of our new and proven products at these shows!

EduComm, June 13-15, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, Booth 705
InfoComm, June 15-17, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Booth 2498
ISTE, June 27-29, Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Booth 503

And don’t forget to visit Spectrum’s Facebook page for information on how you can win an Apple iPad! Giveaway not associated with Apple.