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Ed Foundation Donates $100,000

In an attempt to bring the schools more technology in the classrooms.

The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills the donation of over $100,000 of technology, staff development and other programs to all seven Millburn township schools.

Also in its May meeting, for first time, the Board of Trustees of the Ed Foundation voted to set aside $50,000 to begin an endowment to ensure that the Foundation can continue to enhance the Millburn Township public school curriculum in future years.

This year the organization is donating 10 iPads with Apple care to the five elementary schools in the district. 

The middle school is receiving one Apple syncing and charging cart, thirty iPads with AppleCare protection and a MacBook Pro laptop.

The Ed Foundation is donating $20,000 to Millburn High School to upgrade the Media Center. The gift will be used to provide more current technology and to improve access to digital media. In addition, the Ed Foundation will donate $2,000 to the high school to begin work on developing a comprehensive computer-based robotics curriculum.

Also the through the mini-grant program, which started last year, a $6,000 grand will fund “Implementing iPads in a Basic Skills Classroom” submitted by MMS teachers Tracy Freitag and Jennifer Karl.

Wyoming Elementary School’s third-grade teachers Cristina D’Alessio and Lea Monaco submitted a successful $2,475 grant application for “E-Readers for 3rd Graders' through the same program.

Additional approved mini-grants include technology requests for the middle and high schools, fidgety learner toys for South Mountain kindergarten teachers, visiting artist workshops in the high school and a teacher advisor stipend for the Ed Foundation Club at MHS.

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