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Farmington school district gets $500,000 grant

Created: 02/02/2014 11:42 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Farmington school district has just gotten a $500,000 boost for its students.
    
The Daily Times reports the Farmington Municipal School District has been awarded the grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
    
The grant will fund training for teachers at Bluffview and McKinley elementary schools tasked with assisting students who struggle with reading.
    
School officials say the goal is to increase reading proficiency for students by the end of third grade by providing "targeted intervention."
    
The teachers will work with consultants to learn about after-school tutoring and different instruction models.
    
The grant will support the project for the next two years.
    
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