2009-04-10 / School News

Local School Gets DOE Improvement Grant

A Rockaway Park School will soon be the recipient of an infusion of Department of Education money thanks to a competitive grant that schools officials won recently.

Middle schools will receive grants of up to $250,000 to improve student academic achievement. The grants are being awarded to schools after a competitive application process.

PS 183, located at 245 Beach 79 Street is one of the two Queens schools receiving the DOE grant.

Each school receiving a grant created a comprehensive school improvement plan that outlines how it will use grant dollars to advance student learning, both for students who have fallen behind in school and for those who could benefit from more advanced options. The Campaign for Middle School Success was designed to provide middle school educators with the support, information, and financial resources they need to serve adolescent students. The goal is for all students to complete the eighth grade with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful high school students.

These grants build on previous collaborations that allowed many schools to implement recommendations of the Council's Middle School Task Force.

The grant process began in the summer of 2008.

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