District Gets Grants

AUSTIN, MN — A program in one southern Minnesota school district is meant to tap into teachers’ creativity to bring new experiences to students.

The Austin Public Education foundation is awarding 25 grants worth more than 30,000 dollars to teachers who applied for the money.

It’ll pay for things like the Lego league – and bring author and artist Douglas Wood to the district.

“A lot of the stuff we end up giving them is stuff they really need,” Executive Director Mary Wadding said. “It’s not something that’s an extra. It’s something that they need and really, really want. We’re able to give it to them through our fundraisers we have throughout the year.”

She adds the money is more important now than ever with some of the cuts that have been made in education across the state.
More information, including sign-up for the Packer Classic, can be found at the following link: http://apefoundation-ahsalumni.org/events.html

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