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Friday, October 12, 2018

More than $16 Million Awarded to Maryland School Systems for Out-of-School Time Programs

Grants Awarded through Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

A total of 53 programs in 12 Maryland jurisdictions have been awarded $16.4 million in grants by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program.

The 21st CCLC programs occur before school, after school, during the summer, and on Saturdays. Out-of-school time programs are designed to keep students safe, help working families and improve academic achievement.

The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to create community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional services designed to complement their regular academic program. The grant provides opportunities for academic enrichment which includes providing instructional services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, meet State and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

The 21st CCLC programs offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as: youth development and engagement activities, substance abuse and alcohol prevention, service-learning, violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, and technology education. Character education programs are also included to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

The grant targets students and families of students who attend Title I School-wide programs or schools that serve a high percentage (at least 40 percent) of students from low income families. The grant includes partnerships of eligible entities consisting of local school systems and/or community-based organizations or other public or private entities.

MSDE received 97 applications for the 21st CCLC program. Grants were awarded on a competitive basis in the following jurisdictions:
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Howard County
Montgomery County
Prince George’s County
Queen Anne’s County
Somerset County
Washington County
Wicomico County
Worcester County


Anonymous said...

Let me see - taxpayers support schools in low performing schools in Maryland. Teachers want more pay. And did you know that PG County (which is on the list) is the wealthiest county in America. That's because of the Obama upward mobility federal workers making well over a grand a year. Glad to see the Eastern Shore Wicomico county is included. This is how we create snowflakes. Kids that live in parents basement. What happened to scholarships. And who is watching the hen house - politicians! I sound bitter but we need to demand more of our youth than a handout. Isn't that what welfare covers. Maryland is such a Democrat state - spend those taxpayers money.

Anonymous said...

Hey I know what to do with the Maryland schools that are lousy!!! Throw more money their way that will solve the problems. The idiots are running the asylum folks. Fire the lousy teachers, administrator etc...Hire people who want to be a party to change and reward them accordingly! Teachers who are just babysitting and not teaching are spreading a disease in the system that is terminal!

Anonymous said...

There can be no more excuses for poor performance of Maryland schools without naming the biggest reasons, which are left out of public disclosures because it wouldn't be politically correct.

Anonymous said...

The Eastern Shore counties are well-represented. The BOEs there must not be telling us something.