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LA, OC schools receive $13.6M in grants

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dozens of schools in California were awarded government grants on Monday to help kids prepare for college.

The federal government gave the state of California $36 million, and Los Angeles and Orange County schools alone received more than $13.6 million.

A total of 37 districts and schools in the two counties received Enhancing Education Through Technology Competitive Grants.

Among the recipients were:

  • Los Angeles Unified School District, $3 million
  • Long Beach Unified School District, $1 million
  • William S. Hart Union High School District, $1 million
  • Santa Ana Unified, $1 million
  • Capistrano Unified, $500,000
  • Glendale Unified, $500,000
  • Pomona Unified, $500,000

The funds originated from the $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

According to the Department of Education, the grants will pay for data collection on graduation rates and aid in facilitating student preparation for a transition to higher education or a profession.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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