May 2013 Issue
April 26, 2013

State PTA offers grants for teachers

Source: NYSUT United

Teachers in New York state are encouraged to apply for a $1,500 education grant. Up to nine Teacher Fellowships for advanced graduate study are awarded by the NYS PTA. Deadline for applications is June 15.

Eligible teachers must:

  • Be a full-time, non-substitute teacher in a NYS public school.
  • Have obtained a master's degree and have completed at least one full year of teaching in a year immediately preceding applying.
  • Be a NYS PTA member (in school teaching or child's school).
  • Plan to continue teaching in a New York state public school for a least one year.
  • Have received a teacher fellowship no more than once before.

For more information, visit the state PTA website at

Members earn NEA grants

Several NYSUT members received NEA Foundation grants ranging from $2,000-$5,000 to improve teaching and learning.

Danielle Lerro and Bushra Maklya of CIS 303 School in the Bronx, received a Student Achievement Grant to introduce the project, "A garden of dreams in the Bronx," to create a vegetable garden for use as a science laboratory.

Jessica Nugent and Erin McDonald of Keene Central School in Keene Valley received a Student Achievement Grant to introduce tablets to students who have difficulty with writing, spelling and reading.

Jennifer Kibler of East Aurora schools received a Learning and Leadership Grant to develop a program to increase student growth.

Aaron Slodounik and Andrea Salis of Queens Community College in Bayside received a Learning and Leadership Grant to study the effectiveness of self-regulatory strategy instruction.