Md. to receive federal money to help improve student achievement

July 06, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Maryland is one of seven states that will receive federal funds designed to improve student achievement, particularly in schools designated as Title 1 because a majority of their students qualify for free and reduced-price lunches.

Maryland will receive $2.1 million through the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program, according to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Education.

The state will award grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 a year for three years to local schools, which must use the money to start and test reform programs based on reliable research and proven practices.

The money will be available as early as this summer, but school systems have until Oct. 2 to submit grant requests to the State Department of Education.

Pub Date: 7/06/98

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