Free training for high school teachers

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, February 22, 2011

As part of its national effort to help teens develop and embrace 21st century literacy skills, and seek high school teachers for an expenses-paid, two-week summer institute.

One hundred and seventy-five teachers will be selected to attend the 2011 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute. Applications should be postmarked by March 1.

There is no cost to the teacher or high school. Teachers from high schools that lack online student media or have struggling journalism programs are especially encouraged to apply.

Transportation, lodging, meals, materials, tuition and continuing education credits are covered by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

The institute will take place at five accredited journalism schools:

• Arizona State University, Phoenix

• University of Texas at Austin

• Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

• University of Nevada, Reno

• University of Missouri, Columbia

Details and an online application are available at:

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.