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MEF

Mansfield Education Foundation
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Linda Aber

on 9 August 2015

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Transcript of MEF

FUNDING
Innovation
in
Education

The Mansfield
Public Schools
serve
4,826
students
in Pre-K to 12.
The highest number
of students per capita in the state.
Approximately 260 teachers
work hard toward this goal.
In 2011, the MCAS scores for 10th Grade students in Mansfield
1.6% in ELA, 3.9% in MTH, and 2.3% in SCI.
increased


There is more
we can do.
A high school
mortar board,
should be
stitched
together
with...
The 2010 high school graduating class consisted of
344 students.
87.7%
community service
Teachers and educators
can provide a dynamic
experience for students
with proper funding.
excitement for
learning
long-term
comprehension of academic materials
confidence
and independence
higher-level
thinking
problem-solving
abilities
experience with technology
empathy
It's MEF's goal to partner with
businesses and the community
to support teachers who generate innovative
and creative education, and develop students
into well-rounded learners
who are excited for their future.
...there is momentum...
Entrepreneurship Class
"The grant from MEF gave my Entrepreneurship classes the 'seed' money needed to start and run actual small businesses.
MEF relies on the generosity of donations to award financial grants to educators via a rigorous grant process.
In 2010,
$10,000
was awarded
to teachers and educators of Mansfield public school students.
How do we fund innovation?
Example of Innovation
SMART document camera for math and writing classes
Other grants funded:
SCIENCE & PROBLEM SOLVING
Each year, the schools strive
to increase MCAS scores and send a strong graduating class to college.
of those grads
attended college.
LEGO Robotic kits for science classes
The Mansfield Education Foundation
is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation dedicated to funding innovation in education independent of the School Committee and other parent groups in town.
individual,
group,
and corporate
With the money earned from Mansfield bracelets and sticker sales, the students were able to donate $650 to local charities and still have $1,200 in seed money for next year's Entrepreneurship classes."
It was a great, real-world experience for the students!
" -
Jacqueline Prester, MHS teacher
SMART responders for 4th grade SMART board
TECHNOLOGY & EXCITEMENT FOR LEARNING
Mapping software for US History
TECHNOLOGY & EXCITEMENT FOR LEARNING
LONG TERM COMPREHENSION & TECHNOLOGY
Hosting for Massachusetts Green Schools Summit
EMPATHY & COMMUNITY SERVICE
With MASFAA's support,
we are excited to offer more
of these funding opportunities in the future.
Thank you for investing in our children
Thank you for investing in the future
The grant process supports the existing core values, curricular priorities, and school district goals,
while challenging submitters to create a dynamic and innovative learning experience for their students.
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