About the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation
The Glen Ridge Educational Foundation enhances educational opportunities and promotes community involvement in the Glen Ridge public schools. The organization attracts private financial and other resources to help the Glen Ridge School District trial and implement programs that elevate student achievement in today’s competitive world. This not-for-profit group is endorsed by, though independent of, the Glen Ridge School District. Led by corporate and community leaders, the organization identifies, incubates and funds innovative teaching and learning programs that the school budget does not have the leeway to address. Over the last 23 years the Foundation has granted more than $1.3 million dollars to projects and programs in the Glen Ridge Public Schools.
Improving the situation was critical for our STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) program, especially given the implementation of the new N.J. Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards developed by the National Research Council. The new curriculum places a greater emphasis on hands-on learning, including personal observation, analysis, experimentation and communication. More labs are required and the course demands a higher level of understanding to draft lab reports that are aligned with the Middle School program.
Two Decades of Funding Projects for All Glen Ridge Students
For more than 23 years, the GREF has raised over $1,300,000 to fund projects that affect students of every age in all disciplines. These projects include: