Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, today announced that a $238,000 grant has been awarded to Beecher Community Schools. This funding will benefit 150 students at three different schools who are 1-4 years behind in math. These students will receive tutoring through the Champions Online Tutoring Math program, providing them with the specialized support they need to achieve success. The funds will also provide 155 computers for the schools to use. This grant is through the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) Earmark Grants program through the U.S. Department of Education.
"As a former teacher, I believe that quality education for our children is one of our most important responsibilities. By investing in education, we are not only supporting our students, but we are investing in our nation as a whole by ensuring that our future workforce will be competitive in the global economy," said Congressman Kildee
Students involved in the program will receive 60 minutes of individualized math lessons daily and will benefit from a four to one student teacher ratio. As part of the program, funds will also be used to purchase 155 laptops and other computer related materials, which will be retained by the schools to be used in other future educational capacities.