60 WV Schools Receive $900,000 in Reading, Math and Science Grants

April 28, 2004

The West Virginia Department of Education today awarded 60 elementary schools with reading, math and science grants totaling $900,000.  

State Schools Superintendent David Stewart announced today the WV READS, WV MATH and WV Science grant recipients during a ceremony in Charleston. Sixty schools, from 27 counties, were awarded grants in the amount of $10,000 each.  

“These funds, appropriated by the West Virginia Legislature, will allow schools to develop summer reading, math and science programs for at-risk students in grades kindergarten through four,” Stewart said. “This program has proven to be such a success over the past six years and with the addition of science, students will be achieving more goals.”  

Marking its sixth year, these programs have had a tremendous impact on student achievement in basic skills. A science grant program was added this year. Schools must demonstrate a considerable need in reading, mathematics and science in order to receive the grant. A vast majority of the schools that have received the award in the past have shown a significant improvement in students’ grades and test scores.  

For more information about the program, contact Kathy Knighton, Coordinator for the Office of Special Education, at (304) 558-2696.  

To view a complete list of grant recipients, click here (Microsoft Word Document). http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2004/reading-math-science-grant-list.doc

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