Kansas has received a federal grant worth $27 million to promote student literacy in schools across the state.
The grant is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Initiative,” which works to build literacy skills from birth through 12th grade. The program focuses in particular on English Language Learners and students with disabilities.
The Kansas State Department of Education is administering the grant. The agency will award eight school districts more than $1 million every year for three years. The funds will help create and support literacy programs at schools.
Applications will be available by mid-October.
Kansas is one of 11 states to receive this year’s grant funding.
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