Jul 25 2006

Graham and DeMint Announce $500,000 for Character Education Programs in South Carolina Schools

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced the South Carolina Department of Education will receive a $504,898 Partnerships in Character Education Grant. Funds will be used to design and implement character education programs that teach character elements such as caring, civic virtue, citizenship, justice, fairness, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, and charity. In addition, programs seek to improve student attendance and academic performance, parental involvement, teacher development, and community involvement. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####