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Valley teachers compete for classroom grants

Three Valley elementary school teachers have the chance to win a $5,000 grant through the University of Farmers Education Foundation. Each teacher was thanked on the Farmer’s Insurance “Thank a Nevada Teacher” website, thus allowing them to submit a proposal for the classroom grant. Lauren Spires of Minden Elementary School submitted a proposal for ball chairs. “The rigor of the curriculum and expectations of the students has greatly increased with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Many of my students are unable to sit in their seats without fidgeting for periods of time,” Spires’ proposal stated. “With the …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 22, 2013 09:38AM Published Nov 14, 2013 04:10PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.