Katrina Macht, a sixth grade educator, and co-applicant, Anthony Sgro, of Hillside Intermediate School in Bridgewater, NJ, have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to introduce, “Classrooms without Walls,” a project to link classroom learning with real-world scientific research. Macht will partner with scientists, who are affiliated with a local university, to create projects illustrating the importance of scientific thinking.
Nationwide, the NEA Foundation announced that it is awarding 40 grants totaling $155,000 to support educators’ efforts to improve teaching and learning. The NEA Foundation awards two levels of funding, $2,000 or $5,000, for two primary categories of grants to public education professionals: Student Achievement Grants for initiatives to improve academic achievement, and Learning and Leadership Grants for high-quality professional development activities.
To learn about these educators’ projects, visit the Grantee Archive, where you can search for grantees and projects by most recent, grade level, subject, state, or keyword. Visit the Featured Grantees page to watch videos and read short profiles about NEA Foundation grantees and their successful grant work.
The NEA Foundation awards its grants to educators three times a year. The next grant deadline is February 1, 2014. Application forms and a video with step-by-step instructions on how to apply can be found in the Grants to Educators section of the NEA Foundation website.