Anyone living in the Chicago area understands the challenges great schools like Lane Tech are encountering due to political dysfunction and economic hardship. Every year, the budget cuts become more extreme, school schedules more precarious, and the ability to really teach, more daunting. Yet the dedicated faculty and administration continue to find new ways to move the ball forward. ACT scores were the highest in history in 2016. Lane was recently ranked 5th in the state of Illinois by U.S. News and World Report, and Chicago Magazine calls Lane one of the five most rigorous schools in Chicago!
Each year the LTAA awards between $20,000 and $25,000 to Lane’s faculty members through the LTAA Teacher Innovation Grant Program. Over the years we have funded some truly amazing programs and activities like robotics, a mock trial, theatrical productions , athletics and more, but every year the grant committee must make the difficult decision to only fund certain applicants partially, or others not at all because we too have budget constraints.
As an alumnus, you can play a big role in making this program a success and in doing so, help students get beyond what the school system can provide. Click on the link below to see where our grants have had an impact:
Grant Program Presentation
If you are a faculty member and would like to apply for a grant, please complete the form at the link below and send it to the Lane Tech Alumni Association Office.