"... In this day and age it is important to maintain a school newspaper, for it is the ultimate form of global communication and without communication our students are sadly 'left behind.' " - Laura Dwyer, gifted and talented teacher, Belmont (N.H.) Middle School
In 2009, the NAA Foundation awarded Dwyer's school a $2,000 "High Five" grant. The grant enabled her to purchase technology which enhances her students' ability to "... edit, share and collaborate in an open forum similar to professional newspaper formats."
Middle-school educators wishing to offer their students the opportunity to acquire 21st century skills while improving their writing and informing their peers should apply for the grant. Applications for the 2011 grant program can be found here.
Deadline to apply is May 20.
- Sandy Woodcock