Low achieving Missouri schools could get a boost from the federal government

Jun 13, 2013

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The U.S. Department of Education announced it’s giving $7.7 million to the state of Missouri to improve low achieving schools through the Department’s School Improvement Grant program.  

 Michelle Baumstark, Columbia Public Schools spokesperson, said Douglass High School, which just applied for the grant, could use the funds.

“Funding for G.E.D training, further expanding what we have with the Douglass Youth Academy, which helps kids enhance what they’re taking academically, " Baumstark said, "providing some after school tutoring, maybe some online course options to be able to allow students to have the more flexible schedules that they need.” 

Grant recipients will be announced in June.