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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
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• 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.
The three public schools on Signal Mountain are the first in the district to participate in a pilot program for the Hamilton County Schools’ bring-your-own-device policy.
Public Education Foundation hosts “College Goal Tennessee” workshop with volunteers on hand to help families fill out the Free Application for Student Aid. . .
The state’s largest teachers union is challenging a proposal that would tie teacher license renewals to student test scores.
January 18, 2014
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• Chattanooga Times Free Press
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PEF Board Chair Jim Hill, PEF Board Member Ruth S. Holmberg, and PEF staff member Edna Varner honored at events