Special News - SCRIBES Program Offers $30K Grants for Teachers

Special News from January 14, 2011


Dear Teachers Test Prep newsletter subscriber,

We are sending this special newsletter to let you know about a fantastic opportunity for California teachers.  If you are a K-12 teacher in Riverside, Orange, Imperial, or San Diego County, please read on (or if you know a teacher in one of those counties, please forward this along).

The South Counties Reform Initiative Benefiting Educators and Students (SCRIBES), established by The University of California Riverside Extension, is currently offering grants up to $30,000 to teams of 3-5 teachers, and according to a letter sent this morning by UCR Chancellor Tim White, they actually need more applicants.

These grants can help you pay for professional development classes, supplies, or just about any project you have in mind, and these grants are particularly exciting, because they are very open-ended, allowing you to custom-design a plan that you feel will most benefit you, your school and your students. 

According to the UCR Extension website: "UCR Extension invites teachers to submit a SCRIBES proposal that presents an innovative, creative approach to using professional development in order to step outside the “regular” curriculum and improve teaching and learning in the classroom and schools. There are no limitations to what a team can propose, so think outside the box and get creative."

For more information on these grants, or to apply, please visit: http://www.extension.ucr.edu/scribes/

Please note, the application deadline for these grants is February 1, 2011.

We hope you find this opportunity beneficial!

With best regards,

Robert Duncan

Director and CEO, Teachers Test Prep, Inc.


Dated January 14, 2011.



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