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Hamilton County, TN: Grant money to be used for "calming sensory rooms"

Aug 4, 2019, Chattanooga (TN) Times Free Press: Class Notes: Unum awards grants to more than 60 local educators, and more education news https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2019/aug/04/class-notes-unum-awards-grants-more-sixty-loc/500442/ Sixty-three Hamilton County educators were awarded more than $50,000 in grant funds last week through Unum's Strong Schools Grants program. The grants were given to educators who demonstrate effective and creative ways to engage students and improve their learning and achievement levels, according to a news release. Educators from 39 different Hamilton County schools received funds…. Classroom projects that were awarded funding ranged from purchasing supplies to build robots, rockets, video games and weather instruments to creating calming sensory rooms to help students with anxiety, grief, stress, anger or exhaustion, the release states. Since the program was launched in 2009, more than 500 grants have been awarded. …