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Record Number: 2912
Displayed from: Nov 22, 2006 , until: Dec 12, 2006

Karen Gillie, Information Technology Academy teacher at Anthis Career Center was awarded a full scholarship to attend the 24th Annual Entrepreneurship Education FORUM held in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month. This scholarship was awarded for leadership and creativity in bringing entrepreneurship education to the schools. A commemorative plaque was presented to Karen Gillie that read as follows: Entrepreneurship 101 Award For Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Business Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education is a national membership association of 85 organizations that advocate entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process and provide programs for youth and adults. The conference in Phoenix brought over 350 teachers together to share program ideas and establish nationwide networks. The announcement and planning for Entrepreneurship Week USA was a major priority at the annual conference. Teachers shared ideas for events in support of local entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurship education programs. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is sponsoring Entrepreneurship Week USA to be celebrated February 24 - March 3, 2007. In recognition of the need for teachers to have the opportunities for professional development in teaching entrepreneurship, 110 teacher scholarships costing $70,000 were sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Coleman Foundation, Verdict Systems, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Mark-ED/Career Paths, DECA, Inc., FBLA-PBL, Business Professionals of America, NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation, CFED-REAL, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Ohio Council on Economic Education, College of Entrepreneurship - Phoenix, Phoenix Area Planning Committee, and the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. For additional information contact: Cathy Ashmore - 614/486-6538.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.