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Local schools to receive state grants for language and literacy
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January 25, 2018 - ListenUpYall.com

Select Louisiana school districts will be awarded nearly $12 M in federal grant funding through the SRCL grant or Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy. The grant is to advance the pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing skills of disadvantaged youth birth through grade 12, including English learners and students with disabilities.

Concordia Parish Schools received the most in grant funding in the area at $512,186. District Superintendent, Whest Shirley, says the grant is a prime example of the strides the his district is making.

"We are all about school performance scores and we want to get test scores up. Reading on grade level is a big part of that," said Shirley.

Money will go towards the purchase of popular children's books as well as workshops for teachers.

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education makes the awards official when it votes Wednesday.

 

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