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Rocklin, Calif.- The Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation announced plans today to award “Great Idea Grants” to educators within the Rocklin Unified School District.

Grants will range from $100 to $10,000 and will be awarded to individual teachers, teams of teachers or other certificated district personnel. Specific details and criteria will be released in August.

The Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. One of the goals of the Foundation is to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation will value proposals aimed at boosting student understanding and proficiency while instilling a passion for lifelong learning.

“Rocklin is very fortunate to have excellent schools with experienced teachers and other staff who provide consistent, high quality education to the children of our community,” said REEF Chairman, Larry Skidmore. “These Great Idea Grants will be awarded to educators, but the ultimate winners are the students of Rocklin.”

Proposals may request seed money or support for expanding an existing program and will be gauged, among other criteria, on their ability to:

  • Stimulate and motivate students to achieve academic excellence
  • Engage students as active participants in the learning process
  • Encourage specific improvement in students’ skills and attitudes
  • Nurture the students’ desire to learn and create

The Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation consists of Rocklin educators, parents and community leaders, and provides a fundraising vehicle for community members and businesses to support students to reach their highest potential and become responsible citizens.

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