$2.7 Million awarded to APS schools!


Boyd Elementary School students love to read, as shown here during the 2014 Scholastic ‘Read and Rise’ Book Fair sponsored by Newell Rubbermaid. The school has now been awarded $261,400 as a part of the Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the State Board of Education.

We have some big literacy news here in APS! The State Board of Education has awarded the Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant to Atlanta Public Schools. The system will receive $2.7 million to develop and implement a literacy plan at 10 schools that will address the literacy needs of all students beginning in pre-K through 12th-grade.

The grant will provide our kids with access to high-quality narrative and expository materials in both print and digital form across all content areas.  Print materials will be purchased to supplement classroom libraries and media centers. Students will have access to technology applications in the form of presentation tools, e-books, tablet devices and assistive technology.

Additionally, professional development funds will be utilized in a partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center to provide literacy programs that have a professional learning focus. Classroom teachers will work with professional teaching artists to learn drama strategies that promote learning in literacy skills including speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Take a look at our winning schools!

 Grant Award
Atlanta Public Schools Early Learning
Boyd Elementary School
Fain Elementary School
Grove Park Intermediate School
Perkerson Elementary School
Slater Elementary School
Thomasville Heights Elementary School
Usher Elementary School
Harper-Archer Middle School
Frederick Douglass High School
School of Health Sciences and Research at Carver

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