By on March 3, 2016

Melrose Ed Foundation funds social-emotional learning, STEM, and other learning materials during 2016 spring mini-grant round

MELROSE, MA (May 2, 2016)—The Melrose Education Foundation is proud to announce that more than $6,000 in spring mini-grants have been made to educators across Melrose Public Schools.

Twenty-one grants support students at all grade levels, from pre-K to high school in the areas of social-emotional learning, health, and special education; physics and engineering; English and history; and other areas.

“We continue to see demand from public school educators for additional funds on behalf of their students,” said Grants Committee Co-Chair Marty Cassavoy. “We had to close the spring grant round earlier than expected due to overwhelming demand for limited funds.”

Included in the spring 2016 grants is funding to help:

  • Teach robotics and programming to high school students using the Lego EV3 platform and curriculum from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Empower special education students at the high school with hands-on, pre-vocational training
  • Create “Museum Day” at the middle school to enable students to learn about ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome through artifact reproductions
  • Support social-emotional learning at the elementary schools and the Franklin Early Childhood Center

See a full list of the 21 awarded grants at:

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