VFW Opens K-12 Teacher of the Year Award Competition; Deadline Feb. 15

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States seeks nominations for the 2017 VFW Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

Deadline: Feb. 15.

The annual award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high, and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics for at least half the school day in a classroom environment can be nominated.

Winners will receive a $1,000 award for professional development expenses; a $1,000 award for his/her school; two award plaques (one for the teacher and one for his/her school); and an all-expenses-paid trip to a VFW conference to receive their award.

Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism are ideal candidates for the award.

Info: https://goo.gl/Qj5Nam (website).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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