Education Department giving Newtown $1.3 million

Friday, May 24, 2013

Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce the School Emergency Response to Violence grant during a visit to the state on Friday.

The grant to Newtown schools was designed to offset costs the district incurred after the December 2012 shooting as well as provide counseling and training for school officials.

‘‘This tragedy has forever changed the entire Newtown community and our country,’’ Duncan said in remarks prepared for delivery during a noon stop at Hartford’s Classical Magnet School with Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy.

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