The Needham Education Foundation has awarded 15 grants totaling $69,230 in its recent small grants cycle, with programs for student enrichment, parents, and teacher training. Spring 2015  grants include funding for:

  • A 5-lecture series for parents of elementary and middle school students with expert speakers addressing the “crazybusy” phenomenom, the importance of male role models, how to address  sensitive topics, and building the parent-teen relationship.
  • A five-week summer program at Needham High School for struggling and disadvantaged students to stay on track for an on-time graduation.
  • A week-long visit by Author Jarrett Krosoczka to Broadmeadow Elementary School that includes presentations and workshops for all grades, a professional development workshop for  teachers on “Reaching Reluctant Readers,” and an evening presentation for families.