Ellsworth, Sumner to receive grant funding



ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth and Sumner Memorial high schools are among six Maine schools to receive $2.2 million to help boost academic achievement, graduation rates and college readiness.

The two high schools each will receive one-sixth of the grant money — or about $367,000 each — over three years.

The funds for the School Turnaround AmeriCorps Initiative will pay for 30 to 35 AmeriCorps workers at each school.

“They will provide before and after school help, tutoring, community outreach and family engagement,” said Eric Knutsen development coordinator at Learning Works in Portland.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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