The Daly News ($5,000)

The Mildred and Sidney Edelstein Foundation

This initiative provides funding for an after-school newspaper club at Daly Elementary School for 3rd- through 5th-grade students who produce four editions of the school newspaper throughout the year. Using iPads and several free apps designed for the creation of original student newspapers, students learn all aspects of the process. The project includes the production of a weekly school-wide video newsletter, The Daly Weekly News, which informs the entire community about the exciting learning experiences taking place all around the school. Student reporters cover everything from curriculum to current events, and young writers research and create articles that engage younger students, sparking discussion and encouraging creativity.