• March 7, 2021
    Spell, Sponsor or Spectate... just don't miss it!
    Ithaca High School Gymnasium, 2 PM
    Grant opportunities
    Supporting innovation by teachers for students

    Grant deadlines for the 2019-2020 school year are October 9, January 8 and March 18.

    Connecting Elementary Schools
    & the Discovery Trail
    Kids Discover the Trail!

    Connecting kids and their learning to the rich experiences available through one of the eight Discovery Trail organizations.

    IPEI and ICSD superintendent's fund
    Learn more about the Aspiring Educators
    Award Program

    The Aspiring Educators Award Program will recognize select ICSD students who show promise as potential future educators and educational leaders.

    IPEI's Spelling Bee winners: the First Congo Bees!
    IPEI's 22nd Annual Spelling Bee Champions:
    The First Congo Bees

    Special thanks to all the teams, sponsors and volunteers who made a great event possible.

    Special thanks to all the teams, sponsors and volunteers who made a great event possible.

    Special thanks to all the teams, sponsors and volunteers who made a great event possible.

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  • 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.
  • Our 2018-2019 Annual Report

  • A To see annual reports from previous years check out the annual report archive.

  • During 2018-19 IPEI awarded 42 Grants totaling $45,450 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.

    • Connecting Classrooms Grants

      Connecting Classrooms Grants encourage partnerships within and across Ithaca schools.

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