Phonics Phones Help Rahway Students Develop Reading Skills

RAHWAY — Thanks to the Rahway Foundation For Excellence In Education, the first grade students at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway received a grant to purchase Phonics Phones. The students use these phones during reading to help them hear the words as they read aloud. Using the phones also helps them build their confidence in reading. In their free time, the students continue to select a book from the library and use the phones to enhance their reading skills. (Photos courtesy of Franklin School)

The Rahway Foundation For Excellence In Education is a non-profit organization that awards grants to teachers for developing timely, innovative and creative projects that enrich the educational process of the Rahway Public School children. Educators in all six of Rahway’s public schools are eligible to submit grant applications each fall and spring. Grants are awarded competitively based upon quality and educational components. Projects funded address academic, developmental and social issues specific to the desire and needs in the Rahway Public Schools.

The Foundation sponsors a series of fundraising campaigns throughout the year receiving donations from corporations, local business and individuals. The Foundation accepts donations in the forms of bonds, securities and bequests. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution or would like more information, contact The Rahway Foundation For Excellence In Education c/o Madeline Kropoth, Franklin School, 1809 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065, (732) 396-1050.

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