"[Milton] middle school, which received a four-year,
$800,000 grant in
2006 to get started, is now close to having a 1-to-1 computing
environment, using netbooks and laptops as well as a host of other
digital devices such as Kindle e-readers, iPads, and digital cameras.
And the program -- which emphasizes a heavy dose of professional
development for teachers -- has since moved into the high school."
Edmunds i-Leap students Skype
March 2, 2011
Students on the i-Leap team at Edmunds Middle School got a chance to
Skype with some of their counterparts at the 52 Kids School in Uganda,
made possible in part by their grant from the Tarrant Institute.
Questions included what the Ugandan students counted as their most
prized possessions. "The looks on our students' faces when they
listened to those responses was just priceless," said language arts
teacher Kathy Gallagher. "And it wasn't anything that you would see if
they were reading that out of a textbook."
TIIE Partnering on Nellie Mae Foundation grant
Feb 15, 2011
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has selected the
Burlington and Winooski VT school districts for a one-year, $200,000
planning grant. As part of this grant, the Tarrant Institute will be
partnering with the districts in collaboratively designing a
comprehensive strategy for implementing a student-centered education
The grant is one of the first made through the Nellie Mae Foundations
new District Level Systems Change (DLSC) initiative, which is designed
to promote the integration of Student-Centered reforms.
Mary Martineau and Jeanne Collins, Superintendents of Winooski and
Burlington School Districts respectively, issued a joint statement: We
are delighted to receive this highly competitive and prestigious
planning grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. We look
forward to working together to address barriers to student-centered
learning and to build upon the great work currently underway in our
schools to better support students in identifying and reaching their
own goals for the future. Following the planning grant period, the
Foundation anticipates that it will award four to six planning grant
recipients with multi-year grants of $800,000 to $1,500,000 annually to
implement their Student-Centered Learning plan.