A 2011 Innovations in Education grant funded the development of a town-wide 4th grade social studies curriculum about Teosinte, El Salvador. Since then, this program has continued to grow and thrive, most recently by expanding to second grade. Read more.
AEF’s STARS teacher appreciation program recognizes great teachers and benefits AEF. Tell your teacher ‘Thank you for all you do’ with STARS today. Deadline is December 2 to ensure delivery before the holiday break. Learn more or Donate now.
Quad Cycles owner Rustem Gode presented AEF Board President Amy Speare with a check at AEF’s Annual Fundraiser November 21. Quad Cycles’ annual bike swap this fall raised over $1,400 for AEF. THANK YOU Quad Cycles for your generous support!
Come celebrate with us and support AEF’s work on Monday, November 21 from 6-8pm at Ristorante Olivio. Guest speakers will highlight the Inside OUT Ottoson grant and a teacher’s recent trip to Spain & Morocco.
We’ll also have interactive demonstrations of AEF grants in action – from drones to gardens. Suggested donation: $100/person, $150/couple. For more info or to RSVP.
Looking for a place for your kids’ Halloween candy other than your stomach? Drop by Belmont Orthodontics and they will buy it from you for $2/pound and donate that money to AEF. We appreciate the continued generosity of Dr. Melita and her team.
Funded by an Innovations in Education grant, the Inside OUT Ottoson project is inspired by the ongoing Inside OUT project of French artist JR. Facilitated by the Ottoson art teachers, the project uses the power of art to advance the conversation about accepting and respecting all members of the school community regardless of race, gender, ethnicity and personal identity.
Looking to trade in or buy a used bike? Quad Cycles’ 3rd annual bike swap will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25. All proceeds from the event will benefit AEF. Thanks to the generosity of Quad Cycles, last year’s event raised $1,600! Have a bike to sell? Bring it to the shop Friday night. More…
This spring, we awarded a total of $35,609 to the Arlington Public Schools, funding nine grants in three categories: Innovations in Education, Development & Expansion and Continuing Scholar Awards. The breadth of projects funded include innovative classroom projects, a district-wide analysis of the behavioral health of all students and unique personal experiences for teachers.