NSF funding enabled Newton North High School to purchase two new etching presses for fine arts printmaking. Printmaking is a very old process; it is infinitely variable and an excellent media for high school students. Few high school art departments are willing to teach this challenging process both because of the equipment demands and the expertise needed to teach it.
For more than 20 years, Newton Schools Foundation provided grants to teachers whose creative and innovative proposals enhanced students’ learning experiences. Through these grants, educators at all levels have developed new curricula, generated innovative teaching methods that have been used throughout the system, expanded their professional skills, and augmented the learning opportunities available to all Newton Public Schools students. Between 1985 and 2009 Newton Schools Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants.