September 21, 2018 - SEED is thrilled to announce The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment), has pledged $20,000 to fund future grant applications from Dover public school educators.
With clients from across the country, the Center for Assessment occupies a unique niche in the world of educational consulting. The Center’s educational assessment systems range from helping schools and districts design and implement productive classroom formative and performance assessments to working with states and other partners on both technical and practical issues associated with large-scale assessments. “As a Dover-based non-profit consulting firm leading educational improvement efforts nationally and internationally, the Center for Assessment is thrilled to be able to support the fabulous work of SEED and the terrific work of the teachers who teach many of our kids,” said Executive Director, Scott Marion. “The Center for Assessment extends its reach to improve student learning through powerful strategic partnerships and joining with SEED is one way that we can do so in our own backyard.”
The pledge will be spread out over four years and will enable SEED to continue to fulfill innovative education proposals. During the last cycle, SEED funded science curriculum at the high school to explore impacts of nitrogen loading in Great Bay, sent several teachers through Responsive Classroom training, and purchased Imagination Playground blocks, a playground system that encourages movement, social development and enhanced learning while at play.
SEED is currently underway with its Lighting the Way to Learning appeal, an intense effort by SEED's entirely volunteer-led organization to raise $150,000 toward creating a $500,000 endowment fund. The endowment fund will create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover public schools by allowing the nonprofit to underwrite grant awards in perpetuity. To learn more or make a tax deductable donation, visit www.doverseed.org.