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Wake Teachers, Staff Invited to Apply for Grants

Posted March 14, 2007 2:56 a.m. EDT


— Wake County public school teachers and other full-time support staff are invited to apply for Food for Thought grants from Wake Education Partnership, the group announced Tuesday.

Teachers can apply for the grants, which will be awarded in amounts up to $2,000, through March 28 on the partnership’s Web site at www.WakeEd.org.

Since 1983, Wake Education Partnership has awarded more than $1 million in grants to Wake County teachers and staff through the Food for Thought program.

This year, the group is offering instructional enhancement grants that focus on more rigorous approaches to student success through collaboration.

These grants are designed to allow four or more teachers time to plan and reflect with colleagues. The goal is to implement changes in teaching behavior that will positively affect student success and engagement in the classroom.

The new application timeline for 2007 includes the following important dates:
• Apply by March 28, 2007
• Receive notification of grant status in May 2007
• Receive funds at beginning of 2007-08 school year
• Implement project from July 2007 - June 2008
• Participate in poster presentation in Spring 2008

Wake Ed is an advocacy organization dedicated to making world-class schools possible in Wake County through business and community involvement. Programs for 2006-07 focus on retaining effective teachers, developing effective education leaders, and ensuring healthy schools for all students.