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January 16, 2013

Literacy grant open to Texas public school libraries

AUSTIN, Texas — The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Foundation will award seven literacy grants to Texas public schools during the 2012-13 school year, up from five grants awarded the previous school year. The foundation has also increased the amount of the literacy grant from $1,000 to $1,500.

The Beth Ann Rogers Literacy Initiative, named in honor of a former teacher, librarian and principal, encourages public school educators across the state to apply for the grant. The  funds can be used to update school library literacy materials and resources including books, e-books, audio books, newspaper/magazine subscriptions, computer software and online databases. The deadline to apply for the grant is Feb. 1.

The ATPE Foundation was established by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), the state’s leading educators’ association and the largest independent association for public school educators in the nation.

Educators interested in applying for the grant on behalf of their school do not have to be members of ATPE to apply.

To learn more about the literacy grant and to download the application, visit www.atpefoundation.org/literacyinitiative.asp.

The ATPE Foundation was established in 2000 by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), the state’s leading educators’ association and the largest independent association for public school educators in the nation. The foundation is dedicated to the advancement of public education and the success of Texas schoolchildren through literacy initiatives, technology programs, and educator recruitment and retention efforts.

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