Byram Hills Education Foundation Announces Insta-Grant Awards

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The Byram Hills Education Foundation, Inc. (BHEF) announced that it has awarded an Insta-Grant in the amount of $2,500. The Insta-Grant Program is a new grant initiative recently launched by the BHEF to provide immediate, short-term funding for programs and equipment that enhance learning and personal development among students in the Byram Hills Central School District. The recently approved Insta-Grant is: Teaching Non-Fiction Writing Skills Workshop, H.C. Crittenden, $2,500. Judith Hochman will conduct a seminar for H.C.C. language arts teachers about writing instruction. Her philosophy and techniques enhance how teachers instruct writing, especially non-fiction, which is essential to the Common Core and the new standards students are expected to master. She focuses on evidence-based writing strategies, but demonstrates the use of voice and rich language. She believes that teaching writing across the curriculum will enhance every student’s potential.  Previously awarded Insta-Grants include:  Dr. McRoy Leads the Band! H.C. Crittenden, $2,200.  Grade Level National Geographic Ladder Reading Sets, Wampus, $2,500.  Author Visit by Robert Lipsyte, H.C. Crittenden, $1,250.
The Byram Hills Education Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that provides financial support to the teachers and school administrators to introduce innovative programs, equipment and technologies beyond what is covered by the School District’s annual operating budget. Since its inception in 1994, the Foundation has awarded 294 grants totaling over $3 million. More information about the Foundation is available at