Thursday, May 29, 2008
Education Foundations: Going back to school for me!
Back when I worked at The Summit Group, I worked with an non-profit foundation called the 100% For Kids Credit Union Education Foundation that gave money to schools to help purchase educational tools, supplies, books, etc. I loved working with them so much that I now find myself working for another company that is dedicated to improving communication through sign language education.
With that, I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to go back to school to get a master's in public administration (MPA). I have an idea of what I want to concentrate on including lobbying for improvement in special needs education, as well as putting creative programs back into schools! I don't know if you recall my post about whether current school curriculum is suppressing creativity and if that has an effect on education in general. Anyway, I still have to decide what emphasis. I am also looking into the program more to get a clearer picture of what I want to do...but I just had to share!
Here are couple articles of some of these non-profits doing some awesome things with education:
Miami Herald: Web Charities Help Teachers Equip Classrooms
Salt Lake Tribune: Granger Students Buy Airplane
Deseret News: Bids for Kids to aid teachers
USAToday: He 'cons' them into learning