• Pub for a purpose

    On Tuesdays from 4-7, every adult beverage helps IPEI support innovative education!

    New Special Fund
    Read about the Aspiring Educators Award Program
    Connecting the ICSD Superintendent's Office and IPEI
    Giving is Gorges - 2019
    A little can go a long way when we get together
    and give together on June 12th for #GivingisGorges!
    IPEI and DiscIthaca Inaugural Disc Golf Event
    See the results from the IPEI Disc Golf Event

    First time event brought together the disc golf community and friends of IPEI

    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.

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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 is now available.

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

  • During 2018-19 IPEI awarded 42 Grants totaling $47,600 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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