Burke educators receive $2,000 grant
First-grade teacher Sandy Williams and co-applicant Susie Karbo of Burke Elementary School have received a $2,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to partner with students and the community to create a compost garden. Students will learn about the effects of waste on their environment and ways to decrease the amount of waste that is sent to landfills. Students will then use critical thinking skills and problem solving to find waste disposal solutions the can be incorporated locally.
The grant is one of 55 grants awarded nationwide by the NEA Foundation last month. The grants all support educatorsí efforts to improve teaching and learning and total $176,000. The NEA Foundation awards two levels of funding, $2,000 or $5,000, in two categories: Student Achievement Grants, and Learning and Leadership Grants.
The latest grants were awarded to educators in 28 different states.
The NEA Foundation awards its grants to educators three times a year. The next grant deadline is June 1, 2013. Application forms and a video with step-by-step instructions on how to apply can be found in the Grants to Educators section of www.neafoundation.org.