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MEDIA ADVISORY Austin Ed Fund to award more than $75,000 in Innovation Grants to Austin ISD Teachers

Austin Ed Fund, the public education foundation that supports excellence and innovation in AISD, will award more than $75,000 in Innovation Grants to local teachers this spring to support their most creative project ideas in literacy, science, technology, engineering and math.  

 

Teachers were encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding with 17 projects at 22 campuses selected for funding during the 2017-18 school year. Since the program’s inception in fall 2015, Austin Ed Fund has awarded $200,000 in Innovation Grants to AISD teachers.

 

Teachers are notified that their grant was approved during surprise celebration visits.

 

Who: Austin Ed Fund Board members, AISD teachers and principals

 

When: 8-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 24

 

Where: Media partners are invited to join us for any of three visits at Houston, Wooldridge, and/or Graham elementary schools:

 

8:10 a.m. Meet in front office of Houston Elementary, 5409 Ponciana Drive

9 a.m. Meet in front office of Wooldridge Elementary,1412 Norseman Terrace

9:45 a.m. Meet in front office of Graham Elementary, 11211 Tom Adams Drive

 

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Austin Ed Fund supports excellence and innovation in the Austin Independent School District. AISD is the largest school district in central Texas, serving more than 83,000 students at 130 schools. Follow AISD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/austinisd, Instagram at @austinisd or on Twitter at @AustinISD.