• Connecting School and Community

    Ithaca Public Education Initiative believes the education of every student in the Ithaca City School District is enhanced through community connections and support.
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  • During 2017-18 IPEI awarded 65 Grants totaling $78,798 in funding for innovative education

    • Teacher Grants

      Teacher Grants provide up to $1,500 for projects that fund teachers’ great ideas involving community partners and aligning with state learning standards.

    • Red and Gold Grants

      Red and Gold Grants are one-time awards of up to $500 to teachers, staff, students or community members for projects that strengthen and enrich learning and have a positive impact on student engagement.

    • Community Collaboration Grants

      Community Collaboration Grants were not awarded this year.

    • Connecting Classrooms Grants

      Connecting Classrooms Grants encourage partnerships within and across Ithaca schools. In 2017–18, grants were made to Fall Creek and Northeast Elementary, South Hill Elementary, and DeWitt Middle School.

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