New innovation school planning grants for three Massachusetts schools

Monday, May 12, 2014

Three more schools could be added to the growing list of those designated as innovation schools within the Commonwealth, thanks to $225,000 in grants announced Friday morning by Gov. Deval Patrick.

Standing behind a podium in the front lobby of the Claremont Academy, Patrick announced that the academy and schools in Malden and Hudson will each receive a $75,000 fellowship grant that will enable the schools during the next year to establish a plan to open new innovation schools within their districts.

Patrick said the the grants are part of his administration's ongoing effort to close achievement gaps, turn around low-performing schools and give high-performing schools new opportunities to grow.

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