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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 am

  Five Miami-Dade County Public Schools are among the 11 that received the 2017-18 Schools of Hope (Traditional Public Schools) grants. Only four districts received funds from the total state-wide allocation of $18,142,000.

   The following schools will receive:

  -  Homestead Middle School, $1,284,000

   -  Lorah Park Elementary School, $798,000

   - Miami Carol City Senior High School, $2,432,000

   - Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary School, $880,000

   - West Homestead K-8 School, $1,508,000

   The funds will be used to support the following:

   Recruiting, retaining and incentivizing highly effective teachers with additional bonuses for those who have a proven track record.

    Additional wraparound services, before and after school activities for students.

    Hourly teachers during the school day to provide small group instruction

    Saturday School

    Spring Break Academy

    Summer Programming

    Coordinating the efforts of the community.

    Teachers will be provided with additional resources and training to be more effective in meeting the needs of students.

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