August 27 Webinar: "The Fundamentals of Funding: How to Identify, Write, and Submit Grants for School and Program Initiatives"
On August 27, to expand on our coverage of the federal stimulus package for education, we drew on the grant-writing experience of school administrator Kathleen Petersen, also a member of The George Lucas Educational Foundation's National Advisory Council. She demystified the process of researching, designing, writing, and implementing grants.
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About the Host
Grace Rubenstein is a senior producer with Edutopia magazine and Edutopia.org. Prior to joining The George Lucas Educational Foundation in 2005, she was an education reporter at the Lawrence, Massachusetts, Eagle-Tribune and a Boston Globe correspondent. She has won awards from the New England Press Association and the New England Associated Press News Executives Association.
About the Presenter
Kathleen Petersen, a member of the Foundation's National Advisory Council, retired as principal of Santa Clara Elementary School, in Santa Clara, Utah, in spring 2009, but remains with the Washington County School District as director of Title I programming. She has won grants totaling over $1 million to create computer labs and a paperless sixth grade. Read more.