Grantee Video: Music for special education

In Florida, NEA Foundation grantee Dr. David Lazerson and his partner, Cindy Frost, are using music to improve the communication skills of K-5 students with profound special needs. See how the team used software to assist students with autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy in understanding the nuances of simple instruments, and eventually, learning and playing songs. In a grand finale, students interacted with members of their community through song and dance performances at senior

Enjoy Spanish Tapas in September; Support the NEA Foundation’s Grants to Educators

Do you live in the Washington D.C. Metro Area or in Baltimore? Celebrate back-to-school with Spanish tapas and sangria at La Tasca Restaurant in September, and a portion of the sales will help fund our Grants to Educators program for educators in

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Testing the waters...


We splash in it, swim in it, fish from it, but are our waterways really safe? With the help of water testing kits from DonorsChoose.org, 60 seventh and eighth grade science students set out to answer this question. They

Grantee Discussion: How did you continue group professional development after your funded year?

Group Learning & Leadership Grants have allowed many of you and your colleagues to explore education theory and practice at a depth that may not have been possible without the support of outside funding. How were you able to continue this type of

Grantee Discussion: Did you continue your grant project after the funded year?

After you completed your Student Achievement or Learning & Leadership Grant project, were you able to successfully continue the work beyond the funded year? Is so, why were you able to continue? To what would you attribute your success? If not, what

Grantee Discussion: Where do you look for outside funding?

Now more than ever, savvy teachers and education-support professionals are looking beyond their districts to fund innovative projects.

As an NEA Foundation grant recipient, you understand the importance of securing outside resources to fund your

A New Year and New Grant Deadlines

One of our New Year’s resolutions was to find ways to fund more educators’ projects. Our new, $2,000 student achievement grants will help more teachers reach students with engaging classroom projects that will inspire learning.


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Grantee Discussion: Your Greatest Grant Successes

Each NEA Foundation grantee has used grant funds to conduct high-quality classroom learning and/or professional development projects. We would like to hear from educators about their experiences.


How would you describe the most successful aspects

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Do you believe in the power of ideas? We do!


The NEA Foundation understands that the best way to help students learn is to help teachers teach. From bringing the alphabet to life with puppets, to showing students how germs spread, teachers have great

Grantee Discussion: Outdoor Classrooms

Many NEA Foundation grantees have used funds to create outdoor classrooms at their school. We would like to hear from educators about their experiences.

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