November 2010 Issue
October 24, 2010

Freebies: Ending world hunger

Source: NYSUT United

Ending world hunger

Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Its website offers a variety of programs for educators, including field trip opportunities, professional development and free standards-based lesson plans for elementary and middle-level students.

For details, go to and click on "get involved" to find the schools section.

College Board awards

The deadline is approaching to apply for a series of awards presented by the College Board.

  • $25,000 Inspiration Awards to three of America's most improved secondary schools and $1,000 each to as many as five runners-up. Schools should be able to demonstrate consistent academic growth across the entire student population. Deadline is Nov. 19. Get details at
  • $3,000 Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts; deadline Nov. 15; go to
  • $3,000 Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing; Nov. 19 deadline; details available at

On the money

Designed for parents, the free materials from the nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education can benefit teachers and students.

Go to for resources that include a list of the 10 best websites to teach kids about how to save and invest in today's tough financial times, and a free guide: "Teaching Your Kids About Saving and Investing."

AIE is made up of the 20 leading U.S. financial-related foundations, nonprofit organizations, associations and governmental agencies.

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