Funding to strengthen local literacy programs
The Aliquippa School District was recently selected by the state Department of Education to receive a $1 million Keystones to Opportunity grant to boost its literacy efforts, according to Senator Elder Vogel.
Aliquippa was one of only 56 education agencies statewide to share $36.1 million in federal funding to support literacy programs for students from birth through 12th grade. A total of 149 school districts submitted grant applications.
“This is great news for Aliquippa and for the families that will benefit from this grant,” Senator Vogel said. “We all recognize that young people must be proficient in reading and writing if they are to succeed in school and in life. This grant will help the school district move forward and assist more students in achieving those essential skills.”
The grant program is intended to improve literacy outcomes for all children, including disadvantaged students, limited English proficiency students and students with disabilities. This funding will provide the necessary tools to foster 21st century literacy environments where children can develop the reading, writing, speaking, listening and language skills they need to succeed academically.
CONTACT: Joe Weidner