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July 28, 2014 • , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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First-ever Teacherpreneur Incubator to fund teachers’ innovative proposals

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.

July 25, 2014 • , •
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Public Education Foundation seeks mentors for TeacherPreneur Incubator

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.

June 18, 2014 • , • Tennessee Valley Parents
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PEF & HCDE Celebrate 15 Years of Leadership Fellows

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.

June 11, 2014 • , , • Tennessee Valley Parents
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PEF & STEM Innovation Hub honor students

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!

April 20, 2014 • , • Tennessee Valley Parents
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Local public school teachers receive grants

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.

March 10, 2014 • , •
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Project Inspire Brings STEM Teachers to Public Schools

Project Inspire is a teacher residency program designed to prepare math and science professionals for Chattanooga’s classrooms.

February 19, 2014 • • Tennessee Valley Parents
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PEF celebrates 25 years partnering with HCDE

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.

February 10, 2014 • , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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College Knowledge Lunch & Learn sessions being offered

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.

February 7, 2014 • , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan for free college tuition opens doors, raises questions

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.

January 30, 2014 • , •
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Woodmore teacher says iPad pilot program is effective

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.

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