SAISD teachers awarded $175,000 in grants to promote innovation in classroom

Record 72 grants awarded to educators

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Educators in the San Antonio Independent School District were awarded a record number of grants to promote student engagement and improve academic performance, the district announced Wednesday.

Educators applied for a variety of grants that will allow for the purchase of innovative teaching tools and to create intriguing projects for students. The district said 75 grants totaling more than $175,000 were awarded.

According to a news release, teachers applied for grants in the spring and SAISD Foundation’s Innovative Grants Program began awarding them Wednesday.

Teachers will continue to be notified of whether they received a grant through August.

The SAISD Foundation said it has awarded more than 800 grants to educators in the last five years.

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