DeKalb Education Foundation awards 15 project grants – Shaw Local

DeKALB – The DeKalb Education Foundation recently awarded more than $27,000 in grants to 15 projects in the DeKalb School District.

The scholarships ranged from $560 to $6,000 and will impact the lives of students at 10 different schools. The award-winning teachers received the grants in their classrooms. They were surprised by the committee members and their students.

Winning entries included books, flexible seating, physical education materials, STEM materials, math manipulatives, visual communication boards, an outdoor reading garden, and a video camera.

One of the grant recipients was speech-language pathologist Lindsay Simonson of the Early Learning Development Center. She will use the grant to purchase communication signs for the playgrounds of three elementary schools to benefit area students and children who have difficulty communicating.

The DeKalb Education Foundation exists to help support and improve educational opportunities for all students in District 428.

For more information, visit or find the organization on Facebook.

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