Butterfield Applauds First District Schools’ Receipt of School Improvement Grant




For Release:  Immediate



Date:  March 29, 2012


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Butterfield Applauds First District Schools’ Receipt of School Improvement Grant

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced that three schools in the First Congressional District will receive a portion of the School Improvement Grants (SIG) awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Coker-Wimberly Elementary School, Greene Central High School, and Warren County High School, along with other select low-achieving schools throughout the state, will receive a portion of the $14,484,742 grant to help turn them around.

“I applaud the Department of Education for investing in our education system by setting aside funding to help states improve student achievement,” Butterfield said. “This money will provide school leaders and teachers throughout North Carolina and in the First District with the resources needed to accomplish the difficult work of improving public education.”

SIG are grants to State educational agencies, which then awards subgrants to local educational jurisdictions that demonstrate the greatest need and the strongest commitment to use the funds to substantially raise the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools.

The funds are part of $535 million provided through the fiscal year 2011 budget and made available to all states.




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