North country teachers win grants for their schools

North country teachers win grants for their schools

COPENHAGEN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Two local teachers unions have won grants through the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund.

The fund was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to help teachers mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in their communities.

Among the 16 unions awarded money across the nation are the Copenhagen and LaFargeville Teachers Associations.

Copenhagen union members won $39,000 to bring yoga and mindfulness curriculum to classrooms and expand it’s backpack program.

LaFargeville received $23,000 to go toward providing mobile internet hotspots for families to improve the virtual and hybrid learning experience.

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