La Crosse Public Education Foundation grants give students more experiences

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Students in the La Crosse School District will have more opportunities thanks to a generous package of grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.

Organizers made surprise visits to schools throughout the area offering financial support to buy things like wireless microphones for theater programs or specialized books and supplies for science and engineering classes.

Gregory Milligan is a Special Education teacher at Logan High School. He says now his students can experience a unique field research camp designed specifically for them.

“This is really important to me because I know a lot of my students haven’t had the chance to have a lot of outdoor education type experiences and there’s actually a lot of studies that show that experiential learning and getting in the outdoors is going to have a very positive impact. Not only in the classroom but on behavior but on personal achievement and personal, self worth,” said Milligan.

24 grants were handed out today totaling $36,000. Grants were selected for funding based on creativity, ability to engage students and the total impact or reach of the project.

Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong

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