North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says 20 school groups will get almost 42 (M) million dollars in literacy grants over the next five years..
The money will help students improve their skills in reading, writing and speaking. They are intended to help disadvantaged students.
The grants are going to 19 sites and a group of three school district communities in southeastern North Dakota – Richland 44, Northern Cass, and Milnor. A site is defined as one or more school districts and their community partners.
Baesler says the grants will benefit students of all ages – and they will encourage family and community engagement in education.
The money will also pay to help educators become better at teaching literacy skills. It comes from a federal education program called Comprehensive Literacy State Development.