Laura MacArthur Elementary Receives Three-Year, $1.3 million State Grant

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Laura MacArthur Elementary Receives Three-Year, $1.3 million State Grant

September 12, 2012 Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Laura MacArthur Elementary School received a $1.3 million dollar state grant to help fund strategies towards increasing student achievement.

The three-year grant begins this school year.

According to ISD 709 Superintendent Bill Gronseth, teachers, administrators, district staff and the Minnesota Department of Education worked together over the summer to conduct a school needs assessment, developed a detailed plan for school improvement and then filling out an application for the funds.

The grant provides a community needs assessment, staff professional development opportunities related to student achievement, and more resources to examine individual student results.

Gronseth said the grant also provides effective program evaluation.

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