Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Education Grants -- Elmer’s Teacher Grant Program

Education is a big topic of discussion in today's society. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) rated our country as "below average" in science and math compared to other developing countries, and programs like No Child Left Behind have been criticized for being too punitive and putting too much of an emphasis on test scores, and less on growth and progress for students and teachers.

It can be tough being a teacher in America, which is why the Kids in Need Foundation will be starting its third annual teacher grant program on Feb. 14. Sponsored by Elmer's Products Inc., the program will award 270-300 grants, ranging from $100-$500, to teachers across the nation. The money will help teachers conduct classroom projects from the Kids in Need Guide to Award Winning Projects, a catalog of project plans previously funded by the Foundation.

To be eligible for these grants, applicants must:
  • Be a certified K-12 teacher;
  • Apply for the Elmer’s Teacher Club; and,
  • Use the Kids in Need Guide to Award Winning Projects as a basis for their teaching plans.
Grant award totals will be based on financial needs and how well the chosen projects meet the educational needs of the applicants’ students. Special priority will be given to first-year teachers.

You can find out more information about the project starting Feb. 14 at http://www.kinf.org/

If you are interested in finding more grants, visit our Grant Finder page.

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