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WV READS/ MATH/Science Grants Awarded To 52 Schools

April 11, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - State Superintendent of Schools David Stewart awarded on Friday, April 8 grants to schools that wish to extend instructional time during the summer. Ninety grants totaling $900,000 were presented to 52 schools from 24 counties during a ceremony today in Charleston.  

Initiated by the West Virginia Legislature seven years ago, schools must demonstrate a considerable need in reading, mathematics and science in order to receive the grant. Science was added last year. The grants have helped West Virginia children improve their scores in reading and mathematics  

“This program has proven to be such a success over the past seven years,” said Stewart. “Children are achieving their academic goals at a faster rate and with science added to the program, we will soon see more improvement.”  

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. http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2005/awards2005.doc

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