14 08, 2019

North East Educational Foundation surprises teachers with grants at convocations

North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) kicked off the distribution of $362,581 in innovative classroom grants to North East ISD teachers at each convocation. NEEF Executive Director Amy Lane and NEEF mascot Sparky surprised a winning teacher at all seven North East ISD convocations with a giant check. From the Madison Cluster, Steubing Ranch Elementary Librarian

8 08, 2019

North East Educational Foundation awards $28,600 in supply grants to new teachers

When Carmen Santos walked into the Johnson High School cafeteria for this year’s New Teacher Orientation luncheon, she burst into tears. She was one of the 143 lucky new educators who won a $200 supply grant from North East Educational Foundation (NEEF). After going through two tough years, she felt like luck was finally on

27 06, 2019

STEM Academy at Nimitz creates outdoor classroom and garden thanks to NEEF grant

Jodie Collins is eager to help save the planet. The STEM Academy at Nimitz student just wrapped up an exciting school year learning about the importance of conservation and recycling in Jennifer Humphries’ environmental science class. Thanks to a North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) grant, Jodie and his peers got hands-on experience through an outdoor

8 05, 2019

Partners in Education celebrates ‘Thank You’ reception with surprise grant

When Fox Run Elementary Principal Kim Orihuela and GT teacher Patty Hernandez arrived at the Partners in Education ‘Thank You’ celebration, they expected to enjoy student performances and tasty appetizers. They walked away with much more than that. The North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) unveiled a grant for $27,721 to fund a STEAM program at

10 04, 2019

Garden-to-table demos inspire healthy eating, thanks to NEEF grant

Like most five-year-olds, Joshua Johnson is apprehensive when it comes to trying new vegetables. On a recent sunny Spring day, he found himself discovering leeks, beets and kohlrabi at Roosevelt’s community garden-to-table demonstration. Joshua carefully examined the superfoods before giving them a chance. The final verdict? He gave leeks and kohlrabi two thumbs up and

7 02, 2019

Students exercise STEM in the gym thanks to NEEF grant

Colonial Hills Elementary School students are enjoying an interactive physical workout while learning about physics-based concepts in gym class thanks to a NEEF Innovative Grant. Whether it’s exploring the mechanical advantage of a pulley or the splitting power of a wedge, students are excited to learn and exercise concurrently. “We’ve had some great conversations going

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