ERIC Number: EJ982366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic Pit
Henson, Kenneth T.
School Administrator, v69 n6 p31-34 Jun 2012
The economy has school districts in a stranglehold. But there is a way out. Despite beliefs to the contrary, the grant money pot has not dried up. The author's book "Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders: 10 Easy Steps" shares strategies and success stories from some of his own 30 school grants and from school districts small and large, rural and urban. The goal is to build a steady flow of significant income as a result of well-written grants for the school system. In this article, the author describes three scenarios which suggest that successful pursuit of outside funds often involves partnering with local businesses, social institutions and other school districts. The author illustrates the successful route taken by three districts.
Descriptors: Economic Climate, School Districts, Grants, Grantsmanship, School Role, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Students, Older Adults, Community Centers, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, Documentation, School Security, Technology Uses in Education, Adjustment (to Environment), Evaluation Criteria
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Nebraska; Pennsylvania; United States