Renton district selected for $4,500 grant

May 3, 2012

By Staff

The Renton School District recently joined a total of 50 districts across the state that have been selected to receive grants of $4,500 each to help with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics this spring and summer.

The money will be used for travel and other costs related to participation in standards workshops hosted by Educational Service Districts throughout the state.

Grant winners will be expected to designate a District CCSS Implementation Team of four to six individuals to participate in the project.

District officials will be required to attend the spring content trainings, or two days of math and one day of English language arts training for district content leaders/facilitators, at no cost to participants.

It will also attend CCSS district team workshops in May and August that will engage district teams in learning opportunities to build a foundational understanding of the CCSS. The workshops aim to create district-specific implementation plans and identify support needed at the state, regional and local levels.

The district will serve as a resource for other school districts as they build CCSS transition plans.

The grants are funded by Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, a federal grant program that helps increase the number of low-income students preparing for college.

The state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction partnered with the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide the resources.

Seventy-five districts applied for the grants. Priority was given to districts with 49.5 percent or more than of its students qualifying for free and reduced-priced meals, and to district size so that districts of all sizes were represented.

The selected districts have established CCSS district implementation teams and exhibit strong commitment by school district leaders to participate in the project in order to smoothly transition their district to the new standards. Districts selected are from all regions of the state.

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