Dr. Theresa Capra, an associate professor, of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ, has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to attend “Journey into the Future of Community College Education Programs,” a conference sponsored by the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs. Dr. Capra will acquire insights into ways to better prepare future educators for rigorous teacher preparation programs. She will use the information gained at the conference to advise Mercer County Community College’s education majors regarding the transfer process and federal and state regulations affecting teacher preparation.
Nationwide, the NEA Foundation announced that it is awarding grants to 47 educators across 23 states for a total of $155,000 to support educators’ efforts to improve teaching and learning. The NEA Foundation awards two levels of grant 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 NEA Foundation’s Grantee Archive. Search for grantees and projects by most recent, grade level, subject, state, or keyword.
The NEA Foundation awards its grants to educators three times a year. The next grant deadline is June 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.