Oct 01 2003

Graham Announces $925,000 for Greenville County Schools

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today announced Greenville County schools will receive two grants with over $925,000. Greenville Technical Charter High School will receive a $693,324 grant to support tech-prep education programs. The funds will be used to support a program in which students will earn an associates degree in engineering technology, while completing a rigorous high school curriculum. Greenville County School District will receive a $231,918 grant to support the Grove/Tanglewood Model Arts Project. Educators in grades 3 through 6 will receive training in arts integration techniques and identify entry points to integrate arts into the curriculum. Students will benefit from improved arts instruction, after-school arts programs, and concerts and residencies in the school and community. The program seeks to raise academic achievement, increase average daily attendance, increase positive character development and responsibility, and increase home/school relations. “These programs provide innovative approaches to education that will help improve academic achievement and increase student interest in learning,” said Graham. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####