• Outdoor experiences, virtual reality system top list of $36,384 in Gold Star Grants

    Funding for snowshoes, equipment for a field research camp and money to provide a full-day of outdoor experiences for special education students are among 24 grants totaling more than $36,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects for virtual reality equipment for use at […]

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  • LPEF grant funds visit by nation’s first elected female Hmong-American judge

    When Kristy Yang arrived in the United States as a refugee at the age of 6, the only English words she knew were: “Pepsi, please.” With the support of public school teachers in Wisconsin, she became fluent in English and her native Hmong language, and has now gone on to become a Milwaukee County Circuit […]

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  • $40,300 in Gold Star Grants awarded to support innovation in La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 24 “Gold Star Grants” in first round for 2018-19 school year West African drums for elementary school music rooms, a yearlong archaeology project to study early Native American cultures of our area, and partnerships to help parents improve relationships with their children are among 24 grants totaling more than $40,000 announced Dec. 4 […]

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  • LPEF provides $4,100 grant to support inspiring trip for black, biracial and multiracial students

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is joining with other community organizations and individuals in supporting a trip designed to provide a transformational and inspiring educational experience for some La Crosse middle school students. LPEF has awarded a $4,100 grant to Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (BLACK), a nonprofit formed last year with a goal of finding […]

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  • Middle school students hear message of compassion, resilience, respect and responsibility

    La Crosse middle school students were jumping out of their seats throughout an engaging one-hour presentation aimed at creating a more compassionate school culture and also motivating students to become high achievers. Nationally-known speaker Craig Hillier spoke April 5 at assemblies at Lincoln Middle School and Longfellow Middle School. He spoke March 5 at Logan […]

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  • Nearly $42,000 awarded in grants to La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 32 ‘Gold Star Grants’ supporting innovation in classrooms Projects in nearly every curriculum area – including teaching about local history, helping students create mosaics for a school garden, and building a portable desalinization machine — are among 32 grants totaling $41,935 announced Dec. 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). SEE […]

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  • UPDATED: “SeeMe. ReadMe.” project raises $4,500 to buy culturally representative books for city youth

    More than $4,500 was raised in a first-ever effort to put culturally representative books into the hands of our community’s children. The project was a partnership between the School District of La Crosse and a community group, Showing Up for Racial Justice. The project addresses a community need for books that represent people and children […]

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  • Black Youth Summit encourages teens to believe in themselves

    About 60 African-American students from throughout the School District of La Crosse came together Nov. 5 for a day of learning and fun, focused on building self-confidence, achieving academic excellence and getting involved in the community. The Black Youth Summit, supported in part by a $2,000 grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, was […]

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  • School-by-school summary of grants 2014-2016

    Innovative projects in every school and in every curriculum area have been launched due to the ongoing classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. More than 80 grants, totaling more than $100,000, were awarded during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Increasing grant funding continues to be a top priority for the LPEF […]

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  • $25,314 awarded for 23 grants supporting schools

    LPEF increases total grants budget by 11.5% this school year Innovative projects to support reading, math and music, as well as student health and nutrition, in the School District of La Crosse are among 23 grants totaling $25,314 announced April 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the awards delivered in surprise […]

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