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Bethel Education Foundation awards $43,000 in grants to teachers

The Bethel Education Foundation has presented more than $43,000 in grants to teachers and administrators for various projects.  Among the funding were grants for virtual reality tools for the elementary and middle schools.  Students at the high school will launch an Anti-Defamation League program called “The Truth About Hate” funded through a $4,200 grant.  $5,200 will be used to increase student interest in reading through Audible book subscriptions.  Grant money will also be used to teach elementary students coding, to offer an engineering course through Boston Museum of Science and a  problem-solving “Escape the Classroom” program. Grants are funded by donations from Bethel residents and businesses, as well as the annual Barnum Ball.