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Read Across America grant
Applications due by Sept. 15
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Because motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement, NEA created "Read Across America" as an annual event intended to engage every child in every community to celebrate  and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Although March 2 has traditionally been designated as "Read Across America" day, events can occur anytime throughout the year.

Each year, KEA budgets funds to support Read Across America events sponsored by KEA districts or KEA locals. Grants are limited to $500 per applicant, per year.  For 19-20, applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern on Monday, September 16, 2019.  Decisions will be made by October 15 and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

The primary purpose of any Read Across America event should be to promote child literacy, and that will be one of the criteria for judging each grant request.  KEA's Read Across America Committee will  also consider the following:  the extent to which the activity includes participation by multiple categories of KEA membership and encourages cooperation among Active, Retired and Aspiring Educator (student) members; whether the event develops strong KEA locals; the number of children expected to participate; the level of publicity and community outreach expected; and other criteria that may be established by the committee.

KEA district associations, KEA-Aspiring Educator chapters or KEA-Retired applicants are eligible to apply. The 2019-20 Read Across America grant application is available here. See KEA Board Policy for additional guidelines.


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Education Support Professional Leadership Institute
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Education Support Professional Leadership Institute

NEA Education Support Professional Leadership Institute is a powerful leadership development program, grounded in diversity, equity and cultural competence that brings together the overarching NEA Leadership Competencies to train ESP members to be effective leaders in their associations. ESPLI is designed and collaboratively delivered by ESP leaders/members. This 11- month program requires participants to commit to three in-person trainings, webinars, outside reading and completion of a capstone project designed to elevate the goals of their association. All K-12 - higher education KEASP members who meet the application criteria may apply. Application and information for the ESPLI can be found hereDeadline to apply is September 13, 2019

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