Editorial: Foundation for Madison Public Schools awards support creativity, innovation
MADISON, Wis. — We have been supporters of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools since its inception 14 years ago.
And since we know a lot of you have trusted us enough to act on our regular requests that you contribute to the foundation we thought we’d let you know that once again your contributions were used wisely and responsibly and to the great benefit of students in every school in Madison.
This week, the foundation awarded nearly $80,000 for everything from a student-led club raising mental health awareness at Jefferson Middle School to STEM learning tools at Lapham Elementary to intervention math computer programs at East High.
We were impressed with how many projects funded biliteracy efforts, special-needs students, mental health initiatives, arts and music materials and support, and cultural diversity work. In other words, things that just would not make the cut for existing resources and thus not be available for students — if not for the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools and your support.