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8 05, 2019

Partners in Education celebrates ‘Thank You’ reception with surprise grant

When Fox Run Elementary Principal Kim Orihuela and GT teacher Patty Hernandez arrived at the Partners in Education ‘Thank You’ celebration, they expected to enjoy student performances and tasty appetizers. They walked away with much more than that. The North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) unveiled a grant for $27,721 to fund a STEAM program at

10 04, 2019

Garden-to-table demos inspire healthy eating, thanks to NEEF grant

Like most five-year-olds, Joshua Johnson is apprehensive when it comes to trying new vegetables. On a recent sunny Spring day, he found himself discovering leeks, beets and kohlrabi at Roosevelt’s community garden-to-table demonstration. Joshua carefully examined the superfoods before giving them a chance. The final verdict? He gave leeks and kohlrabi two thumbs up and

7 02, 2019

Students exercise STEM in the gym thanks to NEEF grant

Colonial Hills Elementary School students are enjoying an interactive physical workout while learning about physics-based concepts in gym class thanks to a NEEF Innovative Grant. Whether it’s exploring the mechanical advantage of a pulley or the splitting power of a wedge, students are excited to learn and exercise concurrently. “We’ve had some great conversations going

3 12, 2018

Northwood Elementary School Showcases NEEF Innovative Grant

Life is about being flexible—and thanks to a North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) Innovative Grant at Northwood Elementary School, students are finding this fact out at a young age Fifth-grade teacher, Marcy Hildebrand, saw a need for students to feel more comfortable in their learning environment. “Research shows students feel empowered by having some degree

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