Good news! It looks like Bridgeport Public Schools will be receiving additional grant money.
The state Department of Education announced today that they will be awarding 28 of the lowest-performing schools with a total of $6.6 million in federal and state aid through three separate competitive grants. Among those 28 schools were four in Bridgeport, which will receive a total of $712,282 in much needed aid.
According to the state, these additional grants are meant to help local districts improve school level outcomes.
“Support for school level transformation is essential to closing achievement gaps and raising student achievement across the state.” said Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor in a prepared statement.
“We are grateful for the leadership of Governor Malloy and for his continued prioritization of improving education in Connecticut.”
All four Bridgeport schools chosen— Cesar Batalla School, Geraldine Johnson School, Columbus Schools and Tisdale School—will be receiving federal school improvement funding, which is awarded to schools pursuing innovative turnaround strategies.
Cesar Batalla and Johnson are set to receive $200,000, Columbus $182,282 and Tisdale $130,000.
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