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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Education
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced that $2.6 million in competitive grants have been awarded to 110 public schools through the Safe Schools Targeted Grant to establish and implement programs to prevent and reduce incidents of violence.
"Pennsylvania's schools should be a safe haven for students, where their focus is on academics and reaching their highest potential," Dumaresq said. "The Safe Schools Targeted Grants will provide schools with the resources they need to ensure that our schools will continue to be the safe learning environments that students, parents and teachers expect."
The focus of the grant program is to assist schools by:
Schools were eligible to receive up to $25,000, with the following programs considered for funding:
Editor's Note: For a list of awardees and award amounts, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website at www.education.state.pa.us and click on the "2013-14 Safe Schools Targeted Grants" icon.
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