The NEA Foundation awards 47 grants to support educators’ innovative ideas

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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31 award-winning educators to tour Chinese schools

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Special Olympics honored with Security Benefit Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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California Educator Receives Top Honor at the NEA Foundation’s Awards Gala

Friday, February 7, 2014

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AT&T and the NEA Foundation Announce $98,000 Contribution to Support MPS’ Aquaponics Program

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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AT&T and the NEA Foundation Award Urban Farming Program Promoting STEM Learning For 1,500 NYC Students

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Urban Farming Projects Grow Students’ Interest in STEM

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Five Educators Named Finalists for National Education Award

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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The NEA Foundation Names Board Vice Chair, Five Members

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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The NEA Foundation Grows its Support for Union and District Leaders’ Collaboration to Improve Student Learning

Monday, September 16, 2013

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From Social Justice to Environmental Service-Learning Projects, Educators Work to Improve Student Learning

Friday, July 12, 2013

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36 Educators to Receive National Recognition With the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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36 Public School Educators to Tour Brazilian Schools

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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From Nutrition and Environmental Consciousness to Common Core Standards, Educators Work to Improve Student Learning

Monday, March 25, 2013

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San Ysidro Educators Complete $5,000 Grant Project

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Pennsylvania Educator Receives Top Honor at the NEA Foundation’s Awards Gala

Monday, February 11, 2013

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First Book to Receive Security Benefit Corporation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education from the NEA Foundation

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Daniel Leeds of Alliance for Excellent Education to Receive The NEA Foundation Award for Philanthropy in Public Education

Friday, February 1, 2013

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Five Educators Named Finalists for National Education Award

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence Recipients to be Honored by the NEA Foundation at its Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala in February

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The NEA Foundation Grows its Support for Union and District Leaders’ Collaboration to Improve Student Learning

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The NEA Foundation has selected six new teams led by teacher union presidents and superintendents from across the country to join the second cohort of the NEA Foundation Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, a national effort to address challenges facing public education.

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38 Educators to Receive National Recognition With the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The NEA Foundation today announced the names of the 38 public school educators who will receive the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors.

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What iPads, Turtles, and New Teachers have in Common

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In South Holland, IL, Michele Liberio’s non-verbal students will use iPads to become members of a highly social technological environment as they learn how to communicate in class more efficiently.

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The NEA Foundation Expands Work on Education Reform Through Union-District Collaboration

Friday, May 25, 2012

The NEA Foundation today announced that it will expand its ongoing work to document and share successful strategies being used by collaborative union-district teams to contribute to improved student performance, thanks to a $550,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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The NEA Foundation Creates Prestigious National Senior Fellows Advisory Group

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The NEA Foundation today named seven globally recognized scholars and practitioners to serve as the inaugural cohort of its Senior Fellows Advisory Group.

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Innovative Educators Using Game-Based Learning and Interactive Technology to Help Students Learn

Thursday, May 10, 2012

When given a chance to voice their thoughts on how gaming can be used in student learning, educators have an unlimited number of ideas. To spotlight some of the best, the NEA Foundation, in partnership with Microsoft Partners in Learning and the U.S. Department of Education, is recognizing 10 innovators, selected by their peers and a panel of experts, to receive the NEA Foundation’s Challenge to Innovate (C2i) Gaming Award, and $1,000.

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New Jersey Educator Receives Top Honor at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala

Saturday, February 11, 2012

On Friday, February 10, at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala, Danielle Kovach, a special education teacher at Tulsa Trail Elementary School in Hopatcong, NJ, received one of public education’s top honors: The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000.

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The NEA Foundation Honors the Ford Foundation with its Award for Philanthropy in Public Education

Monday, February 6, 2012

The NEA Foundation will honor the Ford Foundation with its Award for Philanthropy in Public Education, one of public education’s most prestigious honors.

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Urban Farmer Will Allen to Receive the Security Benefit Corporation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education

Monday, January 23, 2012

When Will Allen left his Rockville, MD family farm to play basketball at the University of Miami, he thought he’d left farming for good. But after playing professional basketball around the world, followed by a career as an accomplished corporate salesperson, Allen found himself back in the business of growing. Only today, in addition to healthy food, he’s growing young minds and building a movement.

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The NEA Foundation, Microsoft-US Partners in Learning Seek Solutions Using Technology to Engage Students

Monday, January 23, 2012

How can interactive technology and game-based learning help students learn? In its latest Challenge to Innovate (C2i) initiative, the NEA Foundation has partnered with Microsoft – US Partners in Learning to encourage public school educators to explore, share, and discuss their responses to this question on the Department of Education’s Open Innovation Portal.

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The NEA Foundation Awards $1M for Union-District Plans

Friday, November 4, 2011

The NEA Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants to partnerships of local education associations, school districts, and community leaders for five-year $1.25 million action plans to use progressive, union-led policy and practice to improve student achievement.

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The NEA Foundation Names Four New Board Members

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The NEA Foundation today announced four new members named to its board of directors: Donna Meacham Blackman, Vice President, Finance for Marriott International; Crystal Brown, Vice President of Widmeyer Communications; Lola Kelly, a high school educator; and John C. Stocks, Executive Director of the National Education Association.

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Union-District Leadership Teams focused on Student Achievement by Sharing Policies and Practices Being Used to Improve Teaching

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fifteen union-district partnership teams, all supported by the NEA Foundation, met from Oct. 12-14 in Columbus, Ohio, to share and build upon approaches that teachers, their unions, district administrators, and communities have created and are using to improve the quality of teaching and student performance.

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Five Educators to Receive National Education Award

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Five educators will receive The Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to be held on Feb. 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

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California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The NEA Foundation today announced that California Casualty is the title sponsor for one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for public educators, to be known as the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. Public school educators who are selected for this honor will be recognized at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education in Washington, DC on February 10, 2012.

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35 Educators to Receive National Recognition with The California Casualty National Education Award

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The NEA Foundation today announced the names of the 35 public school educators who will receive the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for public educators. These educators will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to be held in Washington, DC on February 10, 2012. Known as the Academy Awards of public education, the gala attracts more than 850 of the nation’s leaders from public education, philanthropy, and the private sector.

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The NEA Foundation Partners with Nickelodeon’s The Big Help to Award $169K in Grants to Educators

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The NEA Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Nickelodeon’s The Big Help to award 41 grants totaling $169,000 to support public school educators’ efforts to increase academic achievement and strengthen their own practice. The grants of $2,000 or $5,000 will be awarded to educators in 24 states.

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The NEA Foundation Funds Union-District Plans to Close Achievement Gaps in Nebraska and Florida

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The NEA Foundation announced today that it will build on the success of its Closing the Achievement Gaps Initiative by awarding a public education partnerships in Lee County, Fla. and Omaha, Neb. $50,000 planning grants. The partnerships, comprised of leaders from the local education association, school district, and community partners will use the funding to support joint work that will improve the quality of instruction to increase achievement rates for low income and minority students, while raising performance for all students.

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The NEA Foundation Asks How Mobile Phone Technology Can Transform Teaching and Learning

Monday, April 4, 2011

Through its newest C2i challenge, the NEA Foundation in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) wants to know how mobile phone technology can be used to transform teaching and learning. The Foundation will award up to five individuals $1,000 for the best ideas posted on the C2i page on the U.S. Department of Education’s Open Innovation Portal.

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Educators Receive $2,500 from the NEA Foundation for Solutions to Classroom Challenges

Friday, March 25, 2011

Four educators have received $2,500 awards from the NEA Foundation for sharing their solutions to classroom challenges through the NEA Foundation’s Challenge to Innovate (C2i). C2i is an incentive-driven networking site open to public school educators and others with an interest in improving public education by offering solutions to pressing classroom challenges.

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Union and District Leaders Help Lead National Collaborative Effort to Improve Student Learning

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The NEA Foundation has selected 12 teams of teacher union and school district leaders from across the country to participate in a national effort to address challenges facing public education. On March 7 and 8, the teams joined the NEA Foundation staff in St. Louis, Mo. for the launch of the NEA Foundation’s Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

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The NEA Foundation Partners with Nickelodeon’s The Big Help to Award $238K in Grants to Educators

Thursday, February 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2011) - The NEA Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Nickelodeon’s The Big Help to award 56 grants totaling $238,000 to support public school educators’ efforts to increase academic achievement and strengthen their own practice. The grants of $2,000 or $5,000 will be awarded to educators in 32 states.

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Missouri Educator Receives Top Honor at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala

Monday, February 14, 2011

On Friday, February 11 at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education gala, Kathy Steinhoff, a math educator from Columbia, MO, received one of public education’s top honors: The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000.

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Adora Svitak to Receive the NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education

Friday, February 11, 2011

On February 11, when Adora Svitak walks on stage at the NEA Foundation’s annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala, she may be smaller in stature than the other awardees. But she will take home one of public education’s highest honors, The NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education, which recognizes a commitment to advancing public education. And she will be accompanied by one of her favorite teachers, Julie Vindivich, who couldn’t be prouder of her star student.

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The NEA Foundation to Honor Pearson Foundation for Commitment to Education

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Pearson Foundation helps teachers, schools, academic leaders and local communities do all they can to help young people succeed. For this work, the organization will receive the NEA Foundation Award for Philanthropy in Public Education. One of public education’s most prestigious honors, the award will be presented on February 11, 2011 at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education gala in Washington, DC.

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The NEA Foundation Hires Liz Dunning as Director of Programs

Friday, January 21, 2011

The NEA Foundation today announced that Liz Dunning has been named its new Director of Programs. She will guide the design, implementation, and management of programs affecting the Foundation’s mission and activities to strengthen public education reform.

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Seattle Students to Study in the Middle East or China

Monday, November 29, 2010

Up to a dozen Seattle high school students will spend next summer studying abroad in the Middle East or China, thanks to a grant from the NEA Foundation. “Study abroad inspires students’ curiosity about and knowledge of their world and gives them a competitive edge in today’s workforce,” said the NEA Foundation President and CEO, Harriet Sanford. “The NEA Foundation supports powerful educational experiences, like these, that nurture the holistic development of students because we believe they better prepare students to learn and thrive in the 21st century.”

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Educators from 40 States Identify Most Pressing Classroom Problems; Solve Them and Receive $2,500

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Educators from more than 40 states responded to the NEA Foundation Challenge to Innovate’s (C2i) call to post their most pressing classroom problems and to form a virtual community where their views and experiences are being shared, discussed, evaluated, and rewarded.

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The NEA Foundation Awards $252K in Grants to Educators

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The NEA Foundation announced today that it is awarding 57 grants totaling $252,000 to support public school educators’ efforts to improve student achievement and strengthen their own practice. The grants, of $2,000 or $5,000, were awarded to educators in 33 states.

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The NEA Foundation Names New Board Officers, Members

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow, Chairman and CEO of The Oliver Group, has been named Chair of the NEA Foundation Board of Directors. Mark Chichester, Executive Vice President of Atlas Research LLC Group, has been named Vice-Chair.

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The NEA Foundation Announces $1000 Challenge to Educators: Identify Your Most Pressing Classroom Problem

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 7, 2010) - Beginning Sept. 7, the NEA Foundation, in partnership with the US Department of Education, is inviting all public school educators to join the Department’s Open Innovation Portal community to identify and solve education’s most pressing classroom problems. The NEA Foundation will provide cash awards for the best responses

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