Tight school budgets can often mean cuts to beloved programs—arts, music, sports, and extracurricular activities in general. Yet losing these activities can hurt students’ well-rounded education and chances of success after high school. The National Center for Education Statistics found that students who participate in extracurricular activities have better attendance, GPAs, and test scores.
The back-to-school signs are up, the students are excited, the parents are even more excited, and the teachers have begun to think about the new school year. For teachers, these eight back-to-school grants can help refresh their curriculum and not spend their own money to do it.