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BCSD Receiving $1 Million Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) Grant

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The Baldwin County School District announced today that it has been selected to receive a $1 million Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) grant from the Georgia Department of Education.

“We are thrilled to be receiving this grant, over $1 million in total, to continue to focus on the critical issue of literacy here in our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Over the past four years, we have brought in over $5 million into our district to ensure that we are giving all of our students the greatest possible academic advantage available to them.”

L4GA funding allows school districts to build partnerships that engage communities and schools together to strengthen student learning and train teachers to implement new evidence-based literacy practices with the ultimate goal that all students will be college and career ready upon graduation. L4GA requires that applicants attend to the convergent power of improving school climate, community partnerships, instruction and professional learning.

L4GA funds will build on our current best practices, enhance instruction, solidify an intentional assessment protocol and ensure that all teachers, leaders and support staff are confident in their approach to student learning.

State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods stated in an email to Dr. Price, “I want you to know that the receipt of these funds is a testament to the strength of your district’s application and the hard work of your leadership team. The competition for the funding was fierce; we received an unprecedented number of applications. Please accept my sincere congratulations for developing a clear, focused, student-centered plan to improve literacy outcomes in your district. I look forward to working with you to get all students on a path to reading proficiently by third grade.”

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