Winners in Competition for $24 Million in Federal Dropout-Prevention Grants This Fall

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Washington--A total of $23.9 million in grants under the new school-dropout demonstration assistance program was authorized by the Education Department this fall under the Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988.

The 89 grants, ranging from $23,641 to $499,951, were given to local education agencies, community-based organizations, and education partnerships located in areas with high dropout rates. They will be used to support the replication or expansion of successful dropout-prevention programs already in use, according to the department.

The recipients are as follows:

Alabama. Selma City Schools: $351,252; Tuscaloosa County Board of Education: $179,355. California. Long Beach Unified School District: $195,958; Los Angeles Unified School District: $263,344; Robla School District, Sacramento: $437,951; San Diego Unified School District: $499,951; San Francisco Unified School District: $198,040; Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista: $363,562. Colorado. Denver Public Schools: $399,402; The Greeley Dream Team Inc., Greeley: $390,146. Connecticut. New Britain Consolidated School District: $219,657.

Delaware. Colonial School District, New Castle: $261,071. District of Columbia. aspira Association Inc.: $246,569; District of Columbia Public Schools: $394,776. Florida. Broward County School Board, Ft. Lauderdale: $382,907; Dade County School Board, Miami: $235,403; Escambia School District: $32,600. Georgia. Oglethorpe County School District, Lexington: $103,765; Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta: $364,395.

Iowa. Des Moines Public Schools: $240,154. Illinois. Carbondale Community High School District: $132,159; Chicago Public Schools: $399,398; Hamilton-Jefferson Counties School District, Mount Vernon: $208,559; Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago: $316,699; Triton College, River Grove: $228,487; Youth Service Project Inc., Chicago: $111,242. Kentucky. Jessamine County Board of Education, Nicholasville: $199,847; Pike County Board of Education, Pikeville: $316,296. Louisiana. Evangeline Parish School Board, Ville Platte: $276,810; Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans: $460,545; Youth Enrichment Program, Shreveport: $87,889.

Maryland. Baltimore City Public Schools: $486,828; Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro: $367,679. Massachusetts. Boston Public Schools $476,825; Cambridge School Department: $170,682. Michigan. City of Detroit School District: $192,729; City of Flint School District: $264,236; Grand Rapids Public Schools: $189,821; Holland City School District: $142,861; Metropolitan Detroit Youth Foundation Inc.: $74,751; Onaway Area Community Schools: $95,952. Mississippi. Hattiesburg Public Schools: $359,437.

Missouri. Columbia Public Schools: $23,641; Hannibal Public Schools: $72,686. New York. Brentwood Union Free School District: $253,507; Community School District #3, New York City: $445,948; Community School District #7, Bronx: $289,260; Community School District #11, Bronx: $444,979; Community School District #18, Brooklyn: $497,828; Good Shepherd Services/Rheedlen Foundation, Brooklyn: $223,572; Greenburgh Eleven Unified School District, Dobbs Ferry: $193,174; Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming boces, Geneseo: $195,942; New York City Board of Education: $369,850. North Carolina. Gaston County Schools, Gastonia: $382,928; Pamlico County Schools, Bayboro: $205,983; wamy Community Action Inc., Boone: $87,332. Ohio. Cincinnati Public Schools: $322,419; Dayton City Schools: $268,320.

Oklahoma. Cushing Public Schools: $185,092; Indianola Public Schools: $209,565; Lawton Public Schools: $242,063; Tulsa Area Vocational-Technical School District: $340,852. Oregon. School District #1, Portland: $462,826; West Valley Academy, Sheridan: $279,350. Pennsylvania. Philadelphia School District: $314,534; Pittsburgh School District: $206,528; Washington County Alternative Schools, Claysville: $290,560; Wattsburgh Area School District: $116,520. Rhode Island. Providence School Department: $245,300.

South Carolina. Aiken County Consolidated School District: $473,940; Anderson School District #1, Williamston: $163,863. Tennessee. Memphis City Schools: $424,453. Texas. Austin Independent School District: $208,151; Coleman Independent School District: $249,228; Dallas Independent School District: $149,878; Grayson County Cooperative, Pottsboro: $128,530; Houston Independent School District: $426,608; North East Independent School District, San Antonio: $456,937; Pampa Independent School District: $148,752; Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos: $372,413. Utah. San Juan School District, Monticello: $238,855.

Virginia. Fairfax County Public Schools: $145,988. Washington. Career Path Services, Spokane: $50,000; Center for At-Risk Education, Seattle: $227,596; Seattle School District #1: $347,756. Wisconsin. Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians: $225,761; Milwaukee Area Technical College: $499,773; Milwaukee Public Schools: $331,436. Wyoming. School District #L4, Wyoming Indian School, Ethete: $174,533.

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