ST. PAUL, MN — In keeping with its quarter-century tradition of supporting community schools, Ecolab Inc. has awarded $710,000 in 2011 through its Ecolab Foundation''s Visions for Learning grant program, according to a press release.
"Ecolab has consistently supported education through multiple programs to better reach and benefit students," said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab''s chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO).
"Our largest program, the Visions for Learning grant program, provides additional classroom materials to help students in grades K-12 reach their learning goals. By providing teachers with additional classroom materials that they otherwise might purchase with personal funds, we''re able to enhance the educational experience and achievement for both teachers and students," Baker, Jr. added.
The Visions for Learning grants are given to kindergarten through grad 12 teachers to support and engage students, helping them to achieve at-grade level in basic skills and enrich the classroom experience, the release stated.
According to the release, projects funded this year include handheld digital microscopes for interactive scientific investigations, chemistry lab kits, social studies texts, a classroom set of percussion instruments to enhance student hands-on musical experience and independent reading books focused on diverse cultures and communities.
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