Melrose Public School teachers have great ideas and now they have another place to turn to put those new ideas into practice: the Melrose Education Foundation.
The Melrose Education Foundation announces the availability of its first round of grant funding. The grants to Melrose Public School educators will support professional development (PD) opportunities, project-based learning, guest speakers, and other classroom initiatives that foster innovative practices to directly impact student learning.
Melrose Education Foundation grants will advance the curriculum goals of the Melrose Public School District and promote excellence, academic rigor, and creativity in teaching and learning.
Fall 2013 Grants
The fall 2013 grant application submission period ended on Friday, November 29 at 5 pm. Read more about 2013 grant recipients.
- Application guidelines and the scoring rubric are available for review.
- Please direct questions to Kim LaFontana, Grants Committee Chairperson.
- Information about additional grant opportunties will be posted in 2014.
Supporting Bright Ideas
What do you envision for the Melrose Public Schools?
- A botany garden for hands-on learning in biology and environmental science classes?
- A living language lab that allows students to practice their foreign language skills?
- Scientists, engineers, architects, and authors in the classroom bringing learning to life?
- Educators empowered with the funding to pursue new project-based learning for hands-on experiences in the classroom?
- Students exploring solutions to today’s environmental or social problems through hands-on activities and group projects?
- Engaging guest speakers that inspire teachers and offer practical strategies for advancing teaching and learning?
The Melrose Education Foundation envisions a community mobilized in support of a high-performing, innovative school district that engages all students, empowers educators to try bold, new ideas, and creates a student body that makes a difference in an ever-changing world. As such, the Foundation expects to receive a wide range of grant proposals that impact many students across the Melrose Public School District.
Please note: In connection with the Melrose Education Foundation’s 2013 grant cycle, the Foundation will serve as the administrator of $10,000 in City of Melrose Innovation Grant funds, and such administration will, at all times, be subject to the review, authorization, and approval of the Mayor of the City of Melrose, or his designee.