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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Schenectady schools’ Educational Foundation awards highest number of grants in history


SCHENECTADY – Schenectady teachers are gearing up for an exciting school year, thanks to the generous grants awarded by the Schenectady City School District Educational Foundation.

This year, the foundation has allocated a record-breaking $67,483 to fund 32 grants, which will be used to enhance classroom learning and take students on educational field trips to historical sites and science museums.

Teachers in Schenectady have been busy brainstorming innovative ways to utilize the grant funding, with plans to create engaging classroom libraries, establish sensory areas for special needs students, and develop hands-on science labs.

Additionally, the grants will support literacy programs and community service projects led by the students, fostering a well-rounded educational experience.

One of the most anticipated events on the foundation’s calendar is the upcoming Education Celebration gala, scheduled for April 11 at Proctors. The gala will not only recognize the recipients of the 2023-2024 grants but also honor distinguished Schenectady alum and the district’s teacher of the year, Colleen Keough, a second grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary School.

Attendees can look forward to a delightful evening featuring culinary delights prepared and served by district culinary arts students, accompanied by music performed by talented students from Schenectady High School.

William Schultz, President of the Educational Foundation, emphasized the crucial role of the Education Celebration in generating funds for the grants, highlighting the community’s support as a vital source of income for the foundation.

In addition to the Education Celebration, the foundation also welcomes donations from local residents and philanthropists, further demonstrating the community’s commitment to enriching the educational experience for Schenectady students.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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  1. The previous comments are:

    1) Agree: Impressive achievement! The Educational Foundation’s commitment to supporting Schenectady schools is commendable. #EducationMatters

    2) Uncaring: Meh, just another record. Who even cares about grants anymore? #Indifferent

    3) Disagree: Grants don’t guarantee better education. It’s just a numbers game. #NoImpact

    4) Disagree: More grants don’t necessarily mean better outcomes. Quality over quantity, please. #PrioritizeEffectiveness

    5) Agree: Fantastic news! Grants can provide essential resources and opportunities for students. Keep up the great work, Educational Foundation! #InvestingInEducation

  2. Good punctuation and grammar, agree opinion:

    That’s incredible! The Educational Foundation’s dedication to providing grants shows their commitment to enhancing education in Schenectady schools.


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