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New American Scholars Receives Grant from the Ira and Eileen Ingerman Family Foundation for the Ed-Tech Project

   New American Scholars


We are thrilled to announce that New American Scholars has been awarded a grant from the Ira and Eileen Ingerman Family Foundation to expand our transformative Ed-Tech Project. Established in 1983 and located in Boca Raton, FL, the foundation primarily funds organizations focused on religion and education. This generous contribution will catalyze our mission to bridge the educational gaps for refugee students in New Hampshire.

Addressing the Unique Educational Challenges for Refugee Students

For refugee students, navigating the American educational system can be an uphill battle. Many students face "over-placement" or "under-placement" in schools, finding themselves in classrooms that are either too advanced or too elementary for their skill levels. In many instances, the grading system fails to account for lapses in education due to immigration or other life events.

Our Ed-Tech Project aims to address these challenges head-on by crafting personalized learning pathways for each student. Using an adaptive learning model, we can fine-tune educational content to individual needs, allowing students to thrive academically regardless of their background, learning pace, or language proficiency.

The Ed-Tech Project: How it Works

Leveraging technology, the Ed-Tech Project enables one-on-one tutoring that is tailored to each student's needs and preferences. By using an adaptive learning platform, we are able to:

Personalize instruction in subjects such as Math, Reading, Writing, and English fluency. Provide interactive activities and learning games tailored to each student's proficiency. Generate real-time analytics to adapt learning plans and instructional focus. Moreover, the platform supports remote learning, making it easier for students to access high-quality educational resources from home.

What We Aim to Achieve

Piloted in March 2023, the Ed-Tech Project has already shown promising results. The next phase aims to extend the reach of this program to another 100-150 students over the coming year.

A Heartfelt Thank You

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Ira and Eileen Ingerman Family Foundation for their generous support. This grant will accelerate our efforts to not only close the educational gap for refugee students in New Hampshire but also give them the confidence and autonomy to take charge of their learning journeys.