Since 2015 the Alumni Association has supported individual teacher projects not otherwise affordable because of budget constraints.
Grants include technology hardware and software, aids for learning impairments, personal and professional skill improvement for teachers, unique out-side-the-school experiences for students and additions to libraries and labs.
The grants often allow teachers to specifically address STEM based education concepts, a difficult challenge for small schools because of the high cost of equipment and constant need to upgrade technology. A focused goal of the Alumni Association is assuring that our students are competitive with larger, better funded school.
Over 75 grants have been supported, bringing value in the year granted and far into the future. It is also common that multiple classroom teachers can make use of new grant ideas.
Equally importantly, grants provide a morale boost for teachers who feel encouraged and empowered to bring creativity to life.
The national leader in STEM education is Project Lead the Way (PLTW), originally developed at Purdue but now nationwide In a recent NATIONAL competition based on school systems' success in implementing STEM education throughout grades K-12...
Randolph Eastern School ranked in the TOP 25. Many of the student projects were funded by Alumni Association Teacher Grants and would not have been possible without our support because of budget constraints.
This is affirmation that we are succeeding in assuring that Union City schools are fully competitive with schools of any size.
Superintendent Aaron Black's Comment after Learning of the PLTW Victory:
UC Alum this is something to be proud of. Your support of our Teacher Grants has assisted in making our district 1 of 24 districts in the country recognized for being a "Distinguished District for STEM."
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