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Lansing schools celebrating millions in grant money

(WJRT)
Published: Oct. 4, 2017 at 9:54 AM EDT
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An award of almost $63 million was recently given to the Lansing School district to support Magnet schools and a new Teacher and School Leader Incentive program. The Magnet School grants are competitive and will total nearly $15 million over five years. The money will be used to support a New Tech Network, a new school of the arts, an International Magnet School, the Biotechnical Pathway Magnet Schools, and an Early College Magnet School.

Lansing is the only district in the state to receive this grant.

"Our Magnet Schools have received national recognition for success.  The new TSL grants will reward educator achievement and performance. These awards are a tribute to the hard work and dedication for the great progress we are making together in the Lansing School District."

Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul.

"Supporting students and educators is critical to creating a successful learning environment where children can thrive. The new resources provided by these grants will help further Lansing School District's investment in students' futures by supporting diverse magnet school programs and retaining talented teachers and educators."

U.S. Senator Gary Peters

"I applaud the Lansing schools for innovating and providing creative and challenging opportunities for children in the classroom, and for supporting our teachers who are so critical to our children's success."

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.