Friday, August 13, 2010

Turnaround schools receive grants

Ten of Boston's turnaround schools will receive federal funds totalling $22 million to help improve student performance, the state announced yesterday. Each school will receive $1 million-4 million. The news release has the breakdown for each school. In the west zone, the Trotter elementary will get $1.6 million, and the Kennedy elementary will get $1.2 million. The Agassiz elementary is a turnaround school but it did not receive federal funds. BPS plans to submit a turnaround plan for that school, as well as Burke High, later this year, the district said in a news release.

The turnaround schools will have an extra 30 minutes of learning time, and this money will pay teachers an annual stipend of $4,100 for the extra time, according to BPS.

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