Salt Lake City educators receive $5,000 NEA grant


The NEA Foundation funds student journalism

“The beauty of journalism, film, and language arts is more than information. Content builds empathy, broadens perspectives, and raises cultural awareness. My students play a big role in helping their peers see the world through a different lens,” said Christine Yee, a language arts educator at Brighton High School.

Yee and co-applicant, Catherine Bates, received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to help their journalism students produce video news reports to share through PBS’s Student Reporting Labs. The project was funded because it reflects the leadership, passion, innovation, and sacrifice that educators bring to the classroom and our nation’s students every day.

Nationwide, the NEA Foundation announced that it is awarding grants to 42 educators across 21 states for a total of $141,000. These grants include both Learning & Leadership projects for professional development and Student Achievement projects for classroom enrichment.

The NEA Foundation, a public charity that strives to improve education across the country, awards its grants to educators three times a year. The next education grant deadline is October 15, 2016. More information is available in the Grants to Educators section of the NEA Foundation website.

The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The NEA Foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility. Visit for more information.

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