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Every year, with support from the NEA Foundation, public school educators in schools nationwide are finding new ways to increase student engagement in learning and are sharing new approaches to instructional practice with their peers. We have just awarded 57 grants to educators in 33 states.


With a $5,000 grant, Ms. Reynolds’ 11th and 12th grade Music In Literature students in Tulsa, OK, will perform and create their own multi-media life stories through photography, poetry, and rap, while

How to Start the Grant Application Process

By Jesse Graytock

Grants Manager, The NEA Foundation


Every month, I get dozens of calls from educators asking how to make their grant application stronger. Now that we have a blog, I hope to offer periodic grant application tips.  Here is my

Innovation in Education: It Starts in Classrooms and Communities

By Harriet Sanford

As first appeared in Education Week, October 14, 2010.

From Washington to statehouses across the nation, conversations about education are focused on innovation like never before. Innovation funding from the U.S. Department of

Grantee Story: Facebooking the Bard

Meet Portia. She’s a “strong, noble born Roman woman, wife to Brutus.” Her hobbies include attending chariot races, going to the theater, and watching gladiatorial matches. She was born on October 14, 69 BC. And she’s on

Why The NEA Foundation is Diving into Social Media

By Harriet Sanford, President & CEO


Do you hear that? It's the sound of thousands of educators discussing their problems, sharing ideas, and offering their opinions about what's working (and what isn't) in our public schools. These conversations are

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