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The Santa Cruz Education Foundation has been awarded a prestigious “Apple Award” by the California Consortium of Education Foundations for The Eddy.   The Eddy augments mainstream media sources and features pre-K through 12th grade school news, accomplishments, tips, resources and more to build strong connections between the community and Santa Cruz City Schools.

“Winning two prestigious awards in just three years is a testament to the fact that our all-volunteer organization has had an impact not only on our local schools, but is setting the standard for similar organizations statewide,” said Bill Maxfield, board president of the Education Foundation.  “In this budget climate, it is organizations like ours that provide the critical link between the community and its most precious resource, our public schools.”

The 2008 Apple Award is the Education Foundation’s second Apple Award.  In 2005, the Foundation was recognized for its successful effort to reduce class sizes in 9th grade English and math at Harbor, Santa Cruz and Soquel High Schools.

For more information about the California Consortium of Education Foundations, visit their website.