• Spellers compete in the NEF's Annual Spelling Bee

    Spellers compete in the NEF's Annual Spelling Bee

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    Student building at "Let's Build Engineering Extravaganza"

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    Teacher working with students on Robotics Are Elementary program

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    Students performing Charlie Brown

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NEF Announces Autumn Grant Awards of Nearly $45,000

The Needham Education Foundation has awarded 20 grants totaling nearly $45,000 in its autumn small grants cycle. Needham students will learn from visiting authors and dancers in residence, historical reenactments, a program pairing high school students with senior citizens, and even a course in cryogenics. These are among the programs that will receive support, reaching across all Needham public schools and all grade levels. 

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NEF Launches Interdisciplinary Learning at NHS with Largest Grant to Date

Innovative pilot program connects traditional disciplines – a key for 21st century learning and problem-solving

November 14, 2012 — Needham, MA. The Needham Education Foundation is awarding a start-up grant of $111,500 to fund a pilot program in interdisciplinary learning at Needham High School, including an innovative course planned for fall 2013. The grant was announced at this evening’s meeting of the Needham School Committee.

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NEF Announces 2012 Spring Grant Recipients

  1. Grace Lin: Multicultural Author and Illustrator – Broadmeadow
    Geisel Honor and Newbery Honor recipient Grace Lin visits K-5 students to enhance the reading and writing curricula. Known for her authentic voice as a first generation Chinese-American, this multicultural author makes the immigration unit come alive.

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NEF Announces Recipients of Fall 2011 Small Grant Awards

Needham, Mass. — December 8, 2011. The Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of its 2011 fall small grants cycle at a recent meeting of the Needham School Committee. Nineteen grants totaling almost $60,000 were awarded to all Needham public schools—supporting physical and social wellness, academics, the arts, service learning, bullying prevention and the environment.

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NEF Announces 2011 Spring Grant Recipients

Needham, MA. May 12, 2011. The Needham Education (NEF) has awarded $26,550 in grant funding for eight enrichment programs that will be implemented across the Needham Public School districtstarting in fall 2011. Collectively, the grants benefit Needham public school students from kindergarten through high school and enrich learning, social/emotional growth and cultural awareness in a variety of innovative ways.

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