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Microscopes, Author Visit Among $31K in Classroom Enrichment Grants

New kiln, non-fiction books also funded by MEF.

Madison Junior School. Credit: Patch file
Madison Junior School. Credit: Patch file
Six iPads for special education students, a dozen digital microscopes for Madison Junior School science classes, and an author visit by N. West Moss at Madison High School are among the latest school supplies and programs to be funded by Madison Education Foundation grants, the foundation has announced.

Thirteen teacher-initiated educational enrichment grants totaling $31,000 were approved by the MEF on Dec. 9.

The grants "support initiatives that energize the creative and academic lives of Madison public school students but are above and beyond the school budget," the foundation said.

Non-fiction books, a new kiln, and Windows tablets for Madison Junior School also were awarded.

“As the Madison school district continues to face budget constraints, the work of MEF provides teachers with access to curriculum-enhancing tools and technologies that boost the learning experience for students across our five schools," MEF Co-President Mary Schaenen said.

Read more about the grants and MEF's upcoming 5K fundraiser in this board post.

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