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Eight area schools awarded Virginia Department of Education learning grants

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Aug 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-21 12:00:42-04

The Virginia Department of Education has awarded 47 new grants to find 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the state.

Eight schools in the Hampton Roads region were awarded grants:

  • Hampton Public Schools – Lindsay Middle
  • Newport News Public Schools – Carver Elementary
  • Newport News Public Schools – Hines Middle
  • Newport News Public Schools – Jenkins Elementary
  • Newport News Public Schools – Sedgefield Elementary
  • Southampton County Public Schools – Southampton Middle
  • Surry County Public Schools – Luther Porter Jackson Middle
  • Virginia Beach Public Schools – Green Run Collegiate Charter High

According to the VDOE, . the competitive grants, ranging from $50,000 to $200,000, will allow school divisions, faith-based organizations and community groups to provide tutoring, enrichment activities that complement regular academic programs, literacy and other educational services to the students and their families.