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Waubun-Ogema-White Earth schools to get $10,000 in new iPads

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Math students at Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public School District will now have the opportunity to use tablets for interactive learning.

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Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public School District received a $10,000 grant to purchase iPads.

“The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program has made technology more accessible for our students and helped introduce personalized learning in math,” said Curriculum Director Ann Wothe.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, offers farmers the chance to nominate a local public school district, which can then compete for a grant of up to $25,000 to enhance math and science education. More than 1,150 nominated school districts submitted applications.

The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants this year.

“We are appreciative of the farmers who nominated our school, and the Monsanto Fund for offering such a wonderful program,” said Wothe.

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public School District was presented with the $10,000 grant at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4.

Nominated school districts across the country submitted grant applications in the spring. During the summer, a panel of educators from ineligible districts reviewed and evaluated applications based on merit, need and community involvement. The strongest submissions were then sent to the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council.

The Advisory Council, comprised of farmer-leaders with an interest in agriculture and education, selected the winning grant applications from this pool of finalists.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, currently in its second year, helps farmers support math and science education in local rural school districts.

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