Dear Friends,                           September 2014

September begins a season of change. For students, it's entering a new grade, maybe even a new school; for many educators, it's teaching to the new Common Core State Standards.


To us, that's good news. It turns out that the EJK Mini-Grant program and Bookmaking Competition, which have inspired teachers and encouraged students for nearly 30 years, are tailor-made to advance the Common Core. In coming newsletters we'll discuss how our programs - as well as the lesson plans and Keats books featured on our site - can be used to meet the new standards.


Keats & the Common Core

There's more than one way to meet your school's required goals. We have a few ideas.  ► Read more

NYC Teachers!
Find out what a great experience the EJK Bookmaking Competition is for you and your students (grades 3-12). Visit the DOE website to sign up your class, get ready to be amazed by what your kids can do!   ► Read more
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Mini-Grants to the Max!  
Thanks for all the Final Reports we received this year. We'll be sharing these winning programs all year long - and hoping they'll spur great ideas for your school or library.   ► Read more


Meanwhile, as we all ease back into a higher gear, let's expect to be challenged and excited about the opportunities another school year brings.


Executive Director
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Bringing the mulitcultural, creative spirit of
Ezra Jack Keats
into children's lives
and literature

Pajama Party!

EJK Bedtime Stories
BPL bro is bright
 Take home a free Keats book!
Thursday, September 25
@ 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library,
Grand Army Plaza 
  ► Read more

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