Seven Indiana schools awarded grant money


Seven Indiana schools will share more than $8.5 million in federal grants, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced Thursday.

The School Improvement Grants are awarded to schools that show a need, along with a commitment to use the funds to raise achievement levels. The grant money will be awarded over the next three years.

Stonybrook Middle School in Warren Township is the lone Indianapolis-area school to receive grant funding and will receive the most money of the seven schools ($1.85M). Fairview and Highland Park elementary schools in Monroe County and McCulloch Middle School in Marion are the other central Indiana schools on the list.

"I am honored to award these grants today," Ritz said. "My department is committed to providing schools and communities with the resources they need to ensure that all Hoosier children receive an equitable and high quality education. These schools have demonstrated a great need for these funds, as well as excellent plans to improve student performance."

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