GDOE Receives $25M for Federal Programs

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The Grant Award is a FY ‘15 Consolidated Grant to the Outlying Areas from the US-Ed.

Guam – The Guam Department of Education was awarded about $25-million dollars from the US Department of Education.

 

According to a release from GDOE, the grant funds have been awarded to ten programs benefiting Guam students from public, private and charter schools. GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says the purpose of the grant is to support supplemental activities for promoting teaching, learning, supporting students who are at-risk academically, increasing graduation rates, and preparing students for college and career upon graduation. He says as required by the granting agency, GDOE is hosting a three-day technical assistance workshop to ensure that stakeholders receiving the grant know how to carry out the grant activities, procedures and requirements for successful implementation. Fernandez explains what they plan to discuss.

Fernandez says, “It’s about $25 million dollars. A portion goes to GCC to help with services, some go to private schools, the rest is for DOE for programs such as after school, over the summer, JP Torres, and so forth. Those are federally funded. We just need to make sure they’re working. Are night schools and elementary after schools ensuring students are gaining academic progress? All that evaluation we want to make sure we’re doing that on a regular basis.”

The Grant Award is a FY ‘15 Consolidated Grant to the Outlying Areas from the US-Ed.