Grants to help improve education in Cleveland area

As humans, we love music.  It speaks to us.  It can also help us learn.

You don’t have to look hard to see that happening in everyone from a toddler to a teenager.

It’s with that in mind, that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland began its Rockin’ the Schools program in 1995, where students are bused to the museum to learn about topics in history, science, language arts, math, technology and business.  With the development of more wide-spread teleconferencing technology in schools, the museum soon started offering distance-learning programs on the same topics, which it calls On the Road.

WEWS NewsChannel5 and the Scripps Howard Foundation awarded the educational program a $10,000 Community Grant last month.  It will help fund the On the Road program, which reached 264 groups in 36 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, two Canadian provinces, Australia and Guatemala in 2011-12. Sam Rosenwasser, vice president and general manager, presented the check to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at a staff meeting (pictured above).

Scripps commitment to improving education didn’t stop there this fall. 

WEWS NewsChannel5 and the Scripps Howard Foundation awarded a Literacy Grant to The Seeds of Literacy, basic education and GED preparation program for adults in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland). The $5,000 will help support adult education and tutoring programs in the next year.

Seeds of Literacy provides free, one-to-one tutoring.  It is the only, free, accredited adult literacy program in Cuyahoga County, and one of only two in the state of Ohio.