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Charter Teachers Among 2011 Fund for Teachers Fellows
One charter school teacher from Atlanta will go to Hawaii to see the effects of nature’s constructive and destructive forces and another from Los Angeles will attend a reading and writing program at Columbia University in New York City. The teachers are among the 2011 fellowship recipients announced by the Fund for Teachers, a Houston, Texas-based not-for-profit organization that provides grants to PK-12 teachers to expand their horizons and enhance their work in the classroom. Overall, more than $14 million in grants has been awarded to nearly 4,000 educators, who design their own fellowship projects. Up to $5,000 is offered for individuals and $10,000 for teams. Fellows have traveled to 115 countries. The Fund was started by Raymond Plank, founder and retired chairman of Apache Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company.