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Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation (HHEF) Awards $167K in Innovative Learning Grants to Hatboro-Horsham School District Programs, Educators

Grants awarded total the largest amount in the Foundation’s more than 25-year history.

Horsham — In support of its commitment to advancing the quality instructional programs of the Hatboro-Horsham School District, the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation (HHEF) funded $167,000 in Innovative Learning Grants to bolster 20 science, math and technology programs.

The HHEF’s funding of district programs for the 2013-14 school year represents a more than 50 percent increase over the 2012-13 school year, and is the most the HHEF has awarded in its 25-year history.

Through the Innovative Learning Grants program, the Foundation awards grants to elementary, middle and high school teachers and principals for projects that enrich the district’s curriculum and enhance students’ learning experiences. Some of the initiatives that will receive HHEF funding include outdoor education at the Jarrett Nature Center, iPod Touch for classroom instruction, the Hatboro-Horsham Robotics Program and The Leader in Me program. iPad minis and Kindle readers will also be purchased for classroom instruction using HHEF funds.

For a detailed look at the programs that received innovative Learning Grants, click here.

To receive funding from the Foundation, teachers and principals submit innovative Learning Grant requests, which are reviewed by a panel of HHEF Board of Directors and non-board members. These individuals then score all applications and propose funding recommendations to the full Board of Directors.

HHEF Executive Director Julia Rubio said despite difficult economic times, the Foundation was able to increase its Innovative Learning Grants significantly. Since the majority of the Foundation’s funding comes from companies within the community, their continued financial support is a testament to their dedication to children and public education.

“The HHEF is honored to participate in the education of Hatboro-Horsham School District students and support the creative and inspiring work of teachers and principals,” Rubio said. “The Innovative Learning Grants program has become a very competitive process, and we are energized by the thoughtful and forward-thinking projects funded this year.”

About the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation (HHEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides funding for projects that enrich the Hatboro-Horsham School District’s curriculum and programs that enhance the learning experience of the students and community at large.