38 WV Schools Receive $600,000 in Reading, Math Grants
Posted: April 15, 2002
The West Virginia Department of Education announced today that 38 elementary schools were awarded reading and math grants totaling $600,000.
The WV READS and WV MATH grant recipients were announced today by State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart during a ceremony in Charleston. Thirty-eight schools, from 19 counties, were awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.
“Appropriated by the West Virginia Legislature, these funds will allow schools to develop summer reading and math programs for at-risk students in grades kindergarten through four,” Stewart said. “Programs such as these make a difference in West Virginia schools.”
Marking its fourth year, the WV READS/WV MATH program has made an impact on student achievement in basic skills. Schools must demonstrate a considerable need in reading and mathematics in order to receive the grant. A vast majority of the schools who have received the award in the past have shown a significant improvement in students’ grades and test scores.