Duval Schools to Get $250K in Grant Money

19 04 2007

Close to $250,000 in grant money will be given to several Duval County public schools by The Chartrand Foundation.

The nonprofit awarded grants that range from $5,000 to $15,000 to schools that are part of the “Inspire.Create.Achieve” partnership between Chartrand and the school district. Grants were given in five categories: civic engagement, digital technologies in the classrooms, pre-kindergarten, enhancing the role of arts in education and community partners.

The partnership established the Standard Bearer and Acceleration Cluster in January, 25 Duval County schools that are implementing school improvement strategies to increase achievement by responding to basic causes of student performance.

Any school that is a part of the cluster was invited to apply for the grants. Through the grants, the foundation hopes to take students out of the normal classroom experience and give them an active role in their education.

The Jacksonville-based Chartrand Foundation was started in 2006 and its mission is direct funding of public education.

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal


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