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Play-Doh and papier–mâché may be living on borrowed time at Clifton Hills Elementary School. That’s because students would use 3-D printers to mold miniature mountains, streams and other land forms if Cristol Kapp, a teacher-librarian at the school off Rossville Boulevard, gets her wish. “I’m going to create a ‘maker space’ for our library,” she said. “We’re looking at doing 3-D printers. We’re looking at doing some things with robotics.”
Kapp is one of 28 educators who will vie for funding during the first-ever Teacherpreneur Incubator, a three-day event to be held the weekend of Aug. 1-3 before school starts. Roughly $100,000 is available through the Public Education Foundation, Hamilton County Department of Education and Benwood Foundation.
The Public Education Foundation needs mentors for their TeacherPreneur Incubator, which is part of an initiative that offers teachers support, time and space to incubate and execute ideas that will benefit Hamilton County students.
In May, PEF and HCDE held its Leadership Fellows 15th anniversary celebration at Unum to celebrate over 400 graduates of the program including Cohort 15 which just finished and Cohort 16 which is just beginning.
The Public Education Foundation of Chattanooga/Hamilton County is proud to provide a number of programs for students in Southeast Tennessee to help them with their goals of achieving college and career success. This month we are excited to honor some of these students!
For the third year in a row, Hamilton County public school teachers are getting grants to travel around the world during the summer so they can come back and share what they learned with their students. The grants are made possible by the national nonprofit Fund for Teachers, in partnership with PEF.
Project Inspire is a teacher residency program designed to prepare math and science professionals for Chattanooga’s classrooms.
February 19, 2014
• Get Informed
• Tennessee Valley Parents
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Public Education Foundation (PEF) is excited to be celebrating its 25th year partnering with Hamilton County public schools to increase student achievement. Since 1989, PEF has worked collaboratively to provide training, research, and resources to teachers, principals, and schools. PEF’s mission is to improve student achievement in public schools so that children succeed in learning and in life, and PEF has helped to bring more than $70 million in supplemental, philanthropic funding to help achieve that mission.
High school students, parents and educators from all over the Tennessee Valley are invited to attend the Public Education Foundation’s College Knowledge Lunch & Learn sessions.
Community college isn’t for everyone, but in Tennessee it soon could be free for just about everyone. Continuing his efforts to increase college completion, Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled an ambitious plan to offer two years of community college or technical school at no cost to all graduating high school seniors.
Hamilton County school administrators have enthusiastically embraced personal technology devices for every student, but it’s a slow, expensive process. Thanks to the generosity of some local businesses and foundations, the future is getting a little closer.