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Hennigan Elementary, English High to share $264k grant to aid learning during non-school hours

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  January 9, 2013 11:19 AM

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Two public schools in Jamaica Plain will share in a $264,000 federal grant that aims to provide children with more learning opportunities outside of regular school hours, officials said.

The Hennigan Elementary School and English High School are among 22 institutions that were recently chosen by the state’s education department for the competitive grants through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program, according to a statement from state Representative Jeffrey Sánchez.

The program seeks to establish or expand community learning centers to provide academic help, including assistance with applying to college and job readiness, particularly for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

“These learning centers are going to be great resources for our youth,” Sánchez said in the statement. “I’m excited that our students will have a safe, academically rich environment to learn and grow in.”

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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