Norfolk Education Foundation - Seeds for Success

Provide teachers with resources to create learning opportunities

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The Seeds for Success mini-grant program is in its fifth year of service to the students and teachers of the Norfolk Public School System and has provided over $125,000 of community support directly into the classroom to encourage innovative class room instruction. More than 13,000 NPS students’ lives have been directly impacted by the success of this program. With a slowing economy and what seems to be the never ending cycle of budget cuts and availability of funds. “It is becoming increasingly more important for school districts nationwide to look for alternative sources of revenue.” (Jim Collogan, National Schools Foundation 2009)

The Seeds for Success mini-grants encourage and reward the creation of new and innovative classroom instructional approaches to the accomplishment of curriculum goals and objectives and/or Standard of Learning Objectives. Through these opportunities teachers are provided an avenue to transform ideas into valuable learning opportunities for their students.  These grants are intended to support programs that benefit students in a particular school or classroom and are often developed as pilot programs to test new ideas.

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 Any classroom teacher (pre-k, elementary, middle or high) currently employed by the Norfolk Public School System are eligible for these grants. The Norfolk Education Foundation will award a series of grants totaling $250 to $2,000 for each project to individual classroom teachers or teacher teams. The number of awards will depend on the number of proposals submitted and the strength of each grant application submitted. In 2011 a goal of more than $50,000 is projected to be awarded in grants to enrich and enhance classrooms throughout Norfolk Public Schools.

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    Philip Kessler

    Norfolk, VA

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