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Teacher Grant Extends to Mt. Airy Schools

Three new area schools are eligible to apply for grant money.

The Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Fund, now in its fourth year, has expanded to include three new schools in Northwest Philadelphia.

Teachers from AB Day, Emlen, Henry, Houston, Lingelbach in Mt. Airy and new Teacher’s Fund schools Jenks, McCloskey, and Parkway Northwest can now apply for grants for the 2012-2013 school year. 

Grants ranging in size from $50 to $500 will be awarded to teachers who create educational opportunities for their students.
 
The Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Fund has provided more than $32,000 in grants to 97 public school teachers in Mt. Airy’s five public schools over the past four years. 

The grants provided by the Teacher’s Fund have been used for projects from purchasing supplies to funding a special trip, as long as it is geared towards broadening the student’s experience.
 
Teachers seeking the grants are asked to complete a one page application spelling out the cost and educational opportunities to be created by funding their proposal. 

Applications are reviewed by seven Teacher’s Fund committee members based on established criteria that include: geographic balance, educational benefit and cost effectiveness. 
 
Applications for the Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Fund are due Friday, November 9th. 

Teachers interested in applying for the Teachers Fund should go to tinyurl.com/teachersfundgrants.

An information sessions will be held at Trolley Car Diner on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm.

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