MARCH 17, 1997

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Community dollars fund school grants

school grants New grants will be awarded this spring for the 1997-98 academic year in Northshore schools. "The Northshore Public Education Foundation will increase granting by 50%," said Stuart A. Clarke, chair of the foundation. "Northshore citizens, teachers and businesss are stepping up their giving to enable the foundation to fund its second year of grants."
   Awards were made for the 1996-97 school year at all age levels, covering all areas of the district. Last year, the foundation awarded grants totaling $5,000 to nine projects proposed by teachers who had new ideas for innovative education projects. Teams of teachers and parents are working together to develop new educational strategies which enable students to have fun while they learn.
   Students are excited about the new learning projects--learning to read with greater ease, getting their hands into practical physics on Saturdays, flying a mission to the moon, going on a global safari, expanding multimedia access, looking to the future, applying new technology in music, hammering and sawing and landscaping.
   Clarke encourages citizens of the Northshore community to volunteer their energies to support the innovative educational programs promoted by the foundation. Volunteers can call 481-7139.