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San Ramon Valley Education Foundation awards $150,000 in grants

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation has awarded $150,000 in education grants to classrooms and schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Through the Educator Grant Program the Foundation will be funding 3D printers for a continuing education high school, iPad Stem Labs, Web-Based Math Portfolios through the use of Chromebooks, a Near Space Academy for a middle school, Virtual Business Entrepreneurship for a high school, Lego Robotics for a 4th grade elementary school class, and dozens more amazing concepts for the school and classroom.

"We look for grant applications that are creative and innovative, and that truly meet the needs of as many students as possible," said Ed Chiverton, President of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.

The SRVEF Board of Directors received approximately 150 grant requests for the 2013-14 school year. The Foundation awarded 64 grants for a total of $150,000 in funding. Over the course of its 30-year history, the SRVEF has given more than $3 million in supplemental funds to SRVUSD schools.

"The partnership we have with the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is one of the things that sets us apart as a school district," said Mary Shelton, Superintendent of Schools for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. "Particularly during these economic times, to provide $150,000 to our schools and teachers is incredible."

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit:

the Foundation's website.

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