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RAFT STEAM Teachers of the Year 2022

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 STEAM Teachers of the Year! RAFT’s STEAM Teacher of the Year Awards recognize outstanding pre-K-12 teachers in the Bay Area who incorporate effective hands-on learning and/or maker education into their curriculum. Each awardee demonstrates excellence in teaching in at least one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math.  RAFT…

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Happy International Day of Education from RAFT!

January 24, 2022

Today the world celebrates International Day of Education! Not only do we recognize the contributions of teachers, the personal development of students, and the hard work of everyone in the education field, but we also take today to recognize the role of education for the world. Education can unlock every individual’s potential and pave the…

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RAFT Makerspace Build comes to San Lucas Union School District

January 19, 2022

The rain of December took a brief hiatus to allow RAFT’s Education Team to bring the excitement of a makerspace build to San Lucas Union School District in southern Monterey County. With the support of all 75 students, they built new tool walls and shelving units to get their makerspace organized and even better than…

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RAFT’s Winter STEAM Lab Uses STEAM Activities to Take Students to the Stars

January 15, 2022

We’ve said before that it’s a great idea to kick off the new year with some STEAM learning, and we’re so happy to say that the RAFT Education Team helped the students of Luther Burbank Elementary School in San Jose do just that. In the first week of January, the team held a week-long STEAM…

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Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Mar 17, 2017 |

By Sandra Woodard, RAFT Membership & Green Room Associate St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for over 1,000 years, but it was mostly a religious celebration of the Saint’s life and deeds. Today, many people of Irish ancestry in the U.S., and…

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RAFT Prepares for New Leadership

Mar 9, 2017 | Comments Off on RAFT Prepares for New Leadership

Grainger Marburg, CEO, Resigns SAN JOSE, CA, March 09, 2017 — The Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Board of Directors announced that Grainger Marburg is resigning from his position as CEO effective April 14, 2017. During his tenure, he has successfully led RAFT in…

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RAFT Partners with Lockheed Martin Space Systems during National Engineers Week

Feb 28, 2017 | Comments Off on RAFT Partners with Lockheed Martin Space Systems during National Engineers Week

Lockheed Martin Space Systems volunteers assemble 500 STEM kits that will help inspire 4,600 future engineers SAN JOSE, CALIF. – February 27, 2017 – RAFT, Resource Area for Teaching, is the leading solution center helping educators to transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education.…

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RAFT Again Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Feb 13, 2017 | Comments Off on RAFT Again Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – February 13, 2017 – RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, the leading solution center helping educators to transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, is proud to announce earning the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and…

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RAFT Colorado: Waste Diversion With a Purpose: Recycling Materials for Education

Feb 10, 2017 | Comments Off on RAFT Colorado: Waste Diversion With a Purpose: Recycling Materials for Education

BY JULIANA LYTKOWSKI ON FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Shaping the future of education, by recycling. On average, teachers spend about $500 of their own money on supplies for their classroom and students, and many companies and manufacturers unknowingly throw away items that could help alleviate…

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RAFT Hires New Director of Development Mizgon Darby

Feb 1, 2017 | Comments Off on RAFT Hires New Director of Development Mizgon Darby

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – February 1, 2017 – RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transforming a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, is excited to welcome our new Director of Development, Mizgon Darby. “In the last…

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