Realtors association awarding 2 schools

The Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors announced Wednesday it is giving $1,000 each to educators at Sherwood Middle Magnet and Twin Oaks Elementary schools in Baton Rouge to help pay for promising classroom projects.

Sherwood Middle Assistant Principal Jamie Noel and Mary Katherine Coldwell, a third-grade teacher at Twin Oaks, are both using their Teacher Award of Excellence money on technology.

Noel plans to buy software for a creative writing course for eighth-graders.

Coldwell plans to buy five iPods, adding to 10 she acquired separately, to help students improve fluency in reading.