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NH Excellence in Education Awards

Awards to New Hampshire Elementary, Middle, and
High Schools for Exemplary Practices in Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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New Hampshire Excellence in Education (NH EDies)

Deadline Date:

01/07/20

Description:

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Awards of $2,000 to New Hampshire public elementary, K-8, middle, and high schools to honor excellence and exemplary practices. Interested applicants must submit an Intent to Apply form prior to submitting an application. In addition to the cash award, the winning school at each level will receive state-wide recognition, a school banner, and a specially engraved school bell signifying excellence in education.

The application process will help the applicant and their school team engage in a collaborative and self-reflective dialogue focused solely on continuous improvement and excellence in education.

Applicants will be assessed against the following School Excellence Competencies:

  • The curriculum and instructional practices are presented in a rigorous, relevant and engaging learning  environment.
  • The school organizes community members, ensuring they all have a role in building the school’s climate and  culture.
  • The school’s vision, mission and goals are clearly articulated, well communicated and guide practice.
  • The school has an effective system for utilizing data and information that supports personalization.
  • There is a culture of empowerment among students, staff, teachers, administration, and community members.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157611

Number of Grants:

One award in each category: Elementary, K-8, Middle, and High School

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winning school at each level will receive state-wide recognition as the EDies School of Excellence, $2,000, a school banner, and a beautifully engraved school bell signifying excellence in education.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All New Hampshire public schools are eligible and invited to apply.

Schools that are confident in their practices and overall excellence and that want to serve as the statewide representative of excellence for their level are encouraged to apply.

Once a school has been selected as a School of Excellence it must wait five years before it can apply again.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process and Dates:

- Step 1: First, applicants must let EDies know that they are planning to apply by submitting the online Intent to Apply form. Then applicants will need to submit a written response no later than January 7, 2020. Assessments will be made against specific criteria or "competencies" (see Description above). Please provide a description of how each are met or addressed at your school.
- Step 2: The EDies Committee will notify all schools that apply by January 14, 2020 as to whether or not they will be invited to present to the selection committee.
- Step 3: Presentations to the selection committee will occur before February 25, 2020.
- Step 4: All schools will be notified by March 10, 2020 as to whether or not they will receive a visit from the selection committee.
- Step 5: Visits will take place by April 25, 2020.
- Step 6: Announcements will be made in early May.

The Awards Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2020 in New Hampshire.

FAQs: http://www.edies.org/faqs/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

First, submit the online Intent to Apply form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6FF4zd-rr642C5mv3KHATH9qNd0JYEsKbzuUGPLM85uTqXQ/viewform

Then submit materials by mail or email:

NH Excellence in Education
53 Regional Dr Ste 1
Concord, NH 03301
info@edies.org

For further information, contact the above email address, or call 800/852-3358 or 603/224-7447, Ext. 117.

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