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K-12 STUDENTS RECEIVE EXTRA BOOST FROM MINNESOTA GRANTMAKERS


Thu, Aug 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Education

MINNEAPOLIS (August 23, 2012) - As students head back to school this year, new research by the Minnesota Council on foundations (MCF) indicates that Minnesota grantmakers have increased giving to education, specifically funneling more dollars toward K-12 needs.

According to early conclusions from MCF's research, _Giving in Minnesota, 2012 Edition_, grantmaking to education by the research sample increased to $257 million in 2010, a 3-percent increase from 2009. The 2010 research year is defined as the fiscal year of any Minnesota foundation or corporate giving program that ends between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. This is the latest time period for which complete data are available.

"The generosity of Minnesota education grantmakers in 2010 and 2011 will have long-lasting benefits for our state," says Bill King, MCF president. "All students - regardless of race, socio-economic status, location or other factors - must have the opportunity to achieve at the highest levels."

"Many grantmakers share a sense of urgency around disparities in education, and they focus their giving accordingly," he adds. Education leads all other subject areas of Minnesota grantmaking, receiving a 27-percent share of Minnesota's total philanthropic dollars. Education has received the largest share of the state's grant dollars in all but three years since MCF began conducting _Giving in Minnesota_ studies in 1976.

CORPORATIONS LEAD EDUCATION GRANTMAKING

As in past years, in 2010 corporate foundations and giving programs granted more than half of the total education dollars. Corporate grantmaking to education increased 9 percent to $147 million from 2009. Target Foundation and Corporation and General Mills Foundation and Corporation were Minnesota's largest education grantmakers, giving $54.7 million and $51.3 million, respectively.

General Mills gave $8 million more to education in 2010. Ellen Goldberg Luger, vice president, General Mills, and executive director, General Mills Foundation, emphasizes the importance of the company's education funding. "General Mills has long supported education with our Box Tops for Education program," says Luger. "In 2010, we stepped up our local commitment and partnered with the Minneapolis Public Schools, Cargill and Target to focus on human capital development for principals, administrators and teachers."

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Lanesboro School Board approves handbooks

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from high school Principal Brett Clarke and approved three handbooks at their regular meeting on August 16. The first handbook was the Student Handbook. Clarke said the only change made was the semester test polic ..... 
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Peterson Kid's Club finishes annual Community Service Project

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

Kids’ Club, a school-age child care program through Rushford-Peterson Community Education, just finished their annual Community Service project. They advertised for and sold lemonade, then took the proceeds and purchased food for the Semcac Foodsh ..... 
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Back to School Tips

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All Education

Reading, writing and arithmetic aren’t the only things that children need to help them prepare for back to school in the fall. There several are several health and safety tips that will get their year off to a great start. Playground Safety, Im ..... 
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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R-P looking at phased new facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

After losing out on various state funding for its New School Initiative for a new pre-K-12 facility, R-P is leaving no stone unturned looking at alternative options. This includes an option for a two-part phased construction of the facility instead ..... 
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Chatfield discusses possibility of fifth kindergarten teacher

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield School Board members met on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, for the regular monthly meeting in the high school library. There were a few issues discussed that will affect the coming school year and the district’s future. One of the items of di ..... 
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