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Bright Minds Foundation Grant Awards Support Innovative Classroom Projects

Posted: November 3rd, 2017

Fourteen Howard County public school teachers and staff recognized for receiving funding related to innovative instructional projects.

Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano and Board of Education members recognized 14 Howard County public school teachers and staff for receiving funding for innovative instructional projects to enhance students’ learning experiences. The grants were awarded by the Bright Minds Foundation.

The Bright Minds 2017–2018 Staff and Teacher grants, totaling nearly $17,000, were awarded by the county’s independent, nonprofit organization that supports education, aspirations and the opportunity to succeed for all students within the Howard County Public School System. Since its inception, Bright Minds has invested nearly $120,000 in enrichment programs for classrooms throughout the county through its teacher and staff grant program.

Each year, the Bright Minds Foundation awards grants ranging from $500–$2,000 to teachers and staff for projects that build students’ skills in cultural proficiency, diversity, equity and inclusion; financial, economic, business and entrepreneurship literacy; fine arts; humanities; health and wellness; information and communications technology literacy; and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The grant recipients were recognized at the Howard County Board of Education meeting on November 2. The grants fund projects taking place during the current school year.

Full details and a list of the grant awards are available on the Bright Minds website.