The Turning Foundation has announced award winners for the 2018 round of Innovative Teacher Mini-Grants. Cash awards of up to $5,000 were available for creative and innovative classroom projects. Applicants were required to align their projects with one of the four major goal areas of focus for the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership: kindergarten readiness, early grade reading proficiency, middle grade math proficiency and postsecondary/career readiness.
The grant competition included additional support again this year from The Raymond John Wean Foundation. A total of 47 applications were submitted requesting $147,287 in funding. The 15 grant winners will receive a total of $50,885 in cash awards that will impact a total of 7,354 students in PK-12 classrooms during the rest of the 2018-19 school year. Award winners include: