Hogue and Lewis write NEA grant to support local K-5 students


Aug. 27, 2020

Mark Hogue, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of secondary education and foundations of education, recently wrote a grant with an SRU alumnus that was accepted and benefited local schoolchildren.

Hogue worked with Justin Lewis, a 2019 SRU graduate with a master’s degree in elementary education: K-8 math and science, to receive a National Education Association COVID Rapid Response grant worth $4,360. Lewis is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics teacher in the Farrell Area School District. 

The grant benefited more than 300 students in grades K-5 at four school districts in Mercer County by providing developmentally appropriate STEM literature for a summer outreach program offered through the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program and the Mercer County United Way.