Dropout prevention grants awarded to W.Va. schools


CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Schools in nine counties have received state Department of Education grants for after-school, community outreach and other programs.The board Thursday approved a list of Dropout Prevention Innovation Zones for the 2012-13 school year.Cabell County will use a grant for an initiative aimed at improving the county's graduation rate.
Pocahontas County will promote learning opportunities at off-campus locations such as libraries.
Greenbrier West High School's grant will support after-school programs with a focus on the arts.Other grants were awarded to school systems in Lincoln, Upshur, McDowell and Nicholas counties and at Doddridge County and Wheeling Park high schools.
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