Baltimore, Carroll schools receive federal grants of $250,000 each

January 16, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore City and Carroll County public schools are among six districts in Maryland that will receive $250,000 each from the federal Goals 2000 program.

Baltimore will use its grant to train teachers to increase student performance in language arts, and Carroll will fund a project to improve reading scores of second- and third-graders on state and national tests. Other districts receiving Goals 2000 grants are Dorchester, Kent, Washington and Worcester counties.

In addition, the Maryland State Department of Education will use a $150,000 grant to form a consortium of educators from the state's 24 school districts to work with colleges and universities to improve the preparation and evaluation of teachers and principals.

The department also will award $85,000 for teacher training and $50,000 for arts education programs around the state.

These grants are among $7 million in Goals 2000 money received by state school systems last year.

Pub Date: 1/16/98

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