$10K Trip for Education
2 N.J. teachers won a $10K trip to Fiji for education
Original article appears on NJ.com, accessible here.
Posted August 12, 2015
By: Laura Herzog
JERSEY CITY – When Learning Community Charter School teachers Emily Litman and Joan Buonafide received word this April that they had won a $10,000 grant to go to Fiji, it was an out-of-body experience.
“(Emily) came flying down the hall,” said Buonafide, a seventh and eighth grade science teacher. “It was like ‘Oh my God.’ It was unbelievable.”
Earlier this year, they were discussing proposals for an educational travel grant fromFund for Teachers, an organization Litman found online that has invested $22 million in nearly 6,000 teachers. Fiji was their shoot-for-the-stars dream destination, the teachers said.
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