Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
--U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lander University will receive a $248,525 grant to support the university’s Montessori program.
The funds will be used for several purposes including:
- an increase in the number of low-income children served by the preschool program;
- adding elementary certification to the Montessori Teacher Education Program;
- collaborating with local school officials in establishing a Montessori magnet school; and
- conducting research on the effectiveness of Montessori education for kindergarten and elementary-aged children.
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.