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Calcasieu gets grant to improve graduation rates

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Posted: Jun 9, 2010 6:22 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Calcasieu Parish School Board, grant, high school, dropout, attendance, grades, scores, Washington-Marion High School

The Calcasieu Parish School Board has accepted a $12 million grant to fund efforts to reduce the high
school dropout rate.

The three year grant mirrors state funded ninth-grade initiatives that have reportedly been successful in five out of six high schools.

Washington-Marion High will be the test ground of the Innovation program, which aims is to increase
ninth- and 10th-grade school attendance rates and improve highstakes test scores.

The grant will help buy supplies and materials and fund teachers' professional development.

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