$250,000 grant to pay for tutoring of some faltering Carroll pupils

January 23, 1998|By Anne Haddad | Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF

Children who lag behind in reading skills in kindergarten and first grade will be getting extra one-on-one help, starting this spring, through a $250,000 federal grant awarded to Carroll County schools.

The money will be used to provide daily tutoring for 15 to 20 minutes for pupils who are in the lowest 25 percent of the class in reading skills.

"We wanted to advance those lowest-performing children, so they can exit first grade as competent and confident readers," said Dorothy Mangle, director of elementary education. Mangle wrote the grant proposal for the project, called Advancing Early Literacy.

Pub Date: 1/23/98

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