From The Pantagraph: Beth Smith knows how hard it is for elementary, middle and high school classes to go to a museum, so she’s bringing the museum to them. Smith, an art teacher at Normal Community West High School, is the mind behind the “Museum Project,” an effort
From The Pantagraph: Corcoran said the project would have been impossible without Beyond the Books grant funding; teachers Emily McCready, Kelly Slater and Kayla Smith offering to host gardens in their rooms; and advice from local gardeners and businesses, including Normal hydroponics
Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s recent speech at Bloomington Junior High School was featured in local media. Teacher Kathleen Irvin was awarded a Beyond the Books Educational Foundation grant to bring Mrs. Lazan and her husband to the school, which coincided with their studies of the
Previous BTBEF grant winner, Jim Broach of Evans Jr. High School, was featured locally for his SOUL Academy which instills the importance of participating in your community. Read the Pantagraph article.