Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
The Kids In Need Foundation, a non-profit with the mission to provide free school supplies to students in need, has partnered with Elmer’s Products Inc. for its second annual teacher grants program. The Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit grant will award 250 grants, ranging from $100-$500, to various K-12 teachers across the nation who conduct classroom projects selected from a catalog of over 500 projects. Grants will be awarded based on these three criteria:
- financial need
- description of how the particular project meets the educational needs of the students and satisfies the state standards or curriculum requirements of the school
- the number of students who will benefit from the project
Read more details and click on the application at kinf.org/elmers.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Family Kicked Off Plane for Too Many Kids
A family flying to Chicago for the holidays was kicked off a plane because they had too many young children, they say.
7 States to Share Almost $200 Million in Education Grants
Seven states that narrowly lost out in last year’s Race to the Top school improvement competition will share nearly $200 million in the latest round of winners announced Thursday by federal education officials.
First Memories May Happen as Early as Age 2
Most adults suffer from childhood amnesia, unable to remember infancy or toddlerhood. That’s what scientists thought. But a new study indicates that even six years after the fact, a small percentage of tots as young as 2 can recall a unique event.
Mother, Daughter have Babies on the Same Day at the Same Hospital
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Jessica Rotter, 35, was supporting her 17-year-old daughter as the teenager prepared to give birth at a northwest suburban hospital on Tuesday when she realized she had to leave the room. She was having contractions of her own.