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    Final 2020-21 Grant Deadline:
    Red and Gold, Teacher Grants:
    March 17, 2021

    Connecting Classrooms Grant: Rolling Applications
    Grant Stories!

    IPEI supported 24 projects and programs during the 2019-20 schools year.

    Annual Report 19-20

    You make our work possible.
    Celebrate what we made happen together!

    You make our work possible.
    Celebrate what we made happen together!

    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 DiscIthaca's Second Disc Golf Event
    Charity Disc Golf Tournament: June 12.

    Stay Tuned for more information!

    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.

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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 2019-2020 Annual Report

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

  • During 2019-20 IPEI awarded 67 Grants funding 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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