Growing Readers at Radio Park

In 2019, a grant from the The Mardi Lowry McDonough ’87 Student Opportunity Fund and Grant Program helped Radio Park Elementary students celebrate March Book Madness. Created by second grade teacher Mary Robert in 2018, March Book Madness is a literature-rich, community-building activity.

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Easterly Parkway Grant Project Designed to Maximize Learning by Meeting Basic Needs

“State College Area School District wants to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education. If children’s basic needs are not being met, they are not able to fully benefit from the excellent education our district provides,” said Carissa Walter, School Counselor at Easterly Parkway Elementary School.

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Largest Award to Date Enhanced Virtual Learning During Critical Time

Special Maroon & Gray Issue: When the 2020-21 school year began, students and teachers alike were adapting to new ways of instruction and learning. With some students in-person and others attending virtually, technology became an even more crucial part of every classroom. The district made a big investment to make remote learning more effective during the pandemic, thanks, in part, to a $50,000 grant from the Education Foundation. The Mardi Lowry McDonough Student Opportunity Grant Program funded half of the Education Foundation’s total contribution.

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