Educator Receives NYS English Council Mini-Grant

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The District is pleased to announce that Edmund W. Miles Middle School teacher and English chairperson Reinaldo Latorre was selected to receive a 2016 New York State English Council Mini-Grant Award.

To be considered for the $500 mini-grant award, Latorre completed a detailed application where he explained how the grant money would be spent. The project plan included an essential question, instructional focus, rationale, purpose, Common Core Learning Standards that are addressed, objectives, educational learning activities and assessment. The Mini-Grant Program is intended to support NYSCE members who strive to create, explore or enrich instruction in ELA.

“We are happy to receive this funding which will enable us to purchase more books for our students, so they can continue to raise their reading levels,” said Latorre.

Latorre will be presented the award at the NYSEC Awards Luncheon held at The Albany Marriott on Oct. 21.