IPSEF and DonorsChoose.org – making a huge impact

The school year has just started in IPS, and classrooms and teachers are getting ready to prepare students for their futures; however, teachers do not always have the access to the tools they need or want to fulfill every project, or even to complete basic classroom activities. That’s
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Teacher empowers students with the help of IPSEF and DonorsChoose.org

Julia Phoebus, a teacher at Frederick Douglass School 19, is another teacher who has greatly benefitted from IPS Education Foundation matching grants through DonorsChoose.org. This year, she was able to get books and supplies for her classroom and supplies to run an after school cooki
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Developing a World Drumming Ensemble with help from IPSEF

This year, IPSEF granted a historic number of matching grant to teachers’ DonorsChoose.org projects in IPS classrooms. One of these teachers is Carter Bell, the general music teacher at Rousseau McClellan School 91. Through a matching grant from DonorsChoose.org, she has been able to
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What to do with a Fidgety Fellow? Switching up seating in IPS classrooms

Many teachers find creative solutions for their students’ needs, but they don’t always have the resources to make it a reality. Rebecca Pfaffenberger, a middle school teacher at Rousseau McClellan School 91, is one of these teachers. She knew that her students needed to move more to g
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Board Member Spotlight: Elana Thompson

Board members of the IPS Education Foundation have many different reasons for supporting IPS students and teachers. For Elana Thompson, the reasons are more personal. The Alabama native comes from a family of educators, and she knows the importance and benefits of public school. Thomp
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Putting Technology in the Gym with help from DonorsChoose.org

Cara Landers, a gym teacher at Stephen Foster School 67, knew her students loved technology and that adding it to her physical education classes would be beneficial, but her she didn’t have the resources for a computer in her classroom “Our school has almost 600 students who love Phys
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Board Member Spotlight: Board President Scott Grotjan

Like most nonprofit organizations, the IPS Education Foundation’s success is partly due to the strength of its board members. We took some time with Board President Scott Grotjan to talk about what inspires him about IPSEF and his role on the board. Grotjan has been on IPSEF’s board f
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Supporting IPS is part of being a good neighbor

From tutoring students to purchasing supplies and donating money and supplies to IPS schools, the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club is one of IPS’ greatest champions. The Club as a whole focuses on improving the lives of children, and the Broad Ripple club has honed in on partnering with IPS
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