BIRTH THROUGH THIRD GRADE STRATEGY:
The Holyoke Public Schools has been awarded a two-year Early Education Partnerships Grant in the amount of $154,200. This grant, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, will support the comprehensive work of the Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative with children from birth to Grade 3 and their families.
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS:
The Executive Office of Education (EOE) awarded the Holyoke Public Schools a Gateway Cities English Language Learners Enrichment Academies Grant in the amount of $195,000 to support a second year of Summer of Power/Verano de Poder. This innovative program provides a broad variety of intensive, accelerated, and engaging learning opportunities to English Language Learners in Grades 9 through 12.
WORK AND LEARNING PROGRAM:
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has granted the Holyoke Public Schools a $25,000 award to continue the highly successful Dean Tech Success Academy, which is a five-week summer work and learning program designed for rising or repeating 11th or 12th graders at Dean Technical High School who require support in order to meet state graduation requirements.