The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. is funding $ 5600 in mini-grants for educators in the Worcester Public Schools for programs that will enhance and enrich teaching and learning.
The programs align with curriculum and a WEDF’s four main areas of focus:
- Health and Wellness
- Culture and Arts
- College and Career Readiness
The grants are funded through WEDF’s annual Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools event.
Chandler Magnet School City learning, Country learning $ 500
Columbus Park What a Character $ 500
Doherty High Dose of Fiber Arts $ 473
Elm Park Hands On, Minds On; Nature $ 500
Lake View School Opera Meets Lake View School $ 500
May Street The Magic of Science $ 500
Midland Street Creating a Living Classroom Museum $ 500
Sullivan Middle The Choices You Make $ 188
Woodland Academy Mixed Media Soundscapes & Test $ 385
Woodland Academy Visual Thinking Strategies $ 465
Woodland Academy Get Fit at Woodland Academy $ 500
Worcester Arts Magnet A World of Color $ 452
Worcester Arts Magnet Taking Art to the Next Level $ 155
Worcester East Middle Sowing Seeds $ 498
In addition, WEDF will award $ 1000 to Burncoat High School in honor of Unum for its $ 5000 Valedictorian Sponsorship. The use of the funds will be announced at a later date.
The request for proposals and a technical assistance session was offered to all instructional personnel in the Worcester Public Schools. A broad-based committee included representatives from the community and district and also included high school students.