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Calcasieu gets grant to improve graduation rates

5 years ago June 09, 2010 Jun 9, 2010 Wednesday, June 09 2010 Wednesday, June 09, 2010 5:22:04 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

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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