Lowndes County Teachers Get Grants

By Ben Wolf
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Some of the grants total as much as $1,000.

Teachers are using the cash to teach subjects in new and creative ways.

One Hahira Elementary teacher will use her grant money toward teaching her students how to build simple machines. Educators say they will see improvements come test time.

"Simple machines is part of our Georgia performance standards, and so it's tested heavily on CRTC, so it will definitely boost their understanding of simple machines, thus improving their test scores," said fourth grade teacher Natasha Drummer.

The foundation awarded teachers from 11 Lowndes County schools.