The Department of Education announced the start of the $134 million i3 grant competition for 2014. The Investing in Innovation grant competition includes among its six priorities improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities. The notice states:
There is a great need for effective supports to help students with disabilities meet academic content standards, particularly with the transition to new college- and career- ready standards in most school districts.
Letters of intent to submit pre-applications for the development grants, which fund applicants with promising but untested ideas, are due April 3, 2014.