Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today announced schools in Charleston and Lancaster counties have been selected to receive education grants.
- Charleston County School District will receive $2,223,201.
- Lancaster County School District will receive $398,793.
The grants from the Smaller Learning Communities Program will cover the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2007.
The purpose of the Smaller Learning Communities Program is to promote academic achievement through the planning, implementation or expansion of small, safe and successful learning environments in public schools. The program also aims to help ensure all students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a successful transition to college and careers.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.