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EDUCATION NEWS

CROSS SCHOOL TEACHER SELECTED FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

Lauren French, a teacher at Cross Schools in Bluffton, is one of 58 teachers selected for a National History Day fall professional development program. The course focuses on using online Library of Congress primary and secondary sources to develop and support student research skills and is a feature of NHD’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium. 

French will work with her peers around the country and National History Day staff to build knowledge for teaching with primary sources. After completing the series, she will have demonstrated the ability to pair Library of Congress resources with active learning strategies to support her students.

DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION HONORS BLUFFTON TEACHER 

The Emily Geiger Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored William Moore, PhD, at Bluffton Middle School, as the chapter winner of the Outstanding Teacher of American History. Dr. Moore is a veteran teacher with more than 37 years in the classroom and teaches American history and social studies. The award is to recognize a notable, full-time teacher of American History (and related fields), in public, private and parochial schools in grades 5-12. 

FOUNDATION AWARDS 26 GRANTS TO TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

The Foundation for Educational Excellence awarded 19 Innovative Teacher grants and seven School Resource grants to teachers across Beaufort County from 18 different schools. The grants totaling almost $30,000 were given to teachers whose educational activities and projects surpass regular school lessons. The innovative learning projects range from robotics to ukuleles to special education, music, art, science and ESOL. 

For more information, visit www.foundationedexcellence.com.

BORN TO READ RECEIVES DONATION OF REUSABLE BAGS

Nonprofit Born To Read, Inc., received reusable bags from Sea Island Rotary Club which will primarily be used for the resource bags containing board books and other information items given to parents of newborns at Beaufort Memorial, Coastal Carolina, and Hilton Head hospitals.