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Slaton ISD in group awarded $12M federal grant

From Staff Reports

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $12 million grant from the federal Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program to partner with the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity and four Texas school districts to increase teacher and school leader effectiveness and improve teaching and learning in 19 high-need schools.

Among the four schools is Slaton ISD who joins along with – Crockett, Gladewater, and Somerset ISDs

This grant was designed to combat the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and help accelerate student achievement in some of Texas’ highest-need communities.

Superintendent Jim Andrus said he was honored the District was among those selected.

“Slaton has always been committed to supporting our teachers and giving them opportunities to learn and grow so every student is able to be successful,” he said. “We will use this grant investment as an opportunity to continue to strengthen what we do every day and expand our vision on what is possible for students to achieve.”

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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