Save the Children, an Arkansas organization, received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education for its Arkansas Statewide Family Engagement Center on Thursday morning.
The funding was part of a total of $7 million that went out to eight state-wide organizations.
The grants "will provide financial support to organizations that offer technical assistance and training to state educational agencies and school districts that effectively engage families over policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student development and academic achievement," the department said in a press release.
“Congratulations to these new grantees on their work to advance innovative approaches that promote strong parent and family engagement for the academic success of all students," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
The program is part of a $130 billion effort by the Biden White House to assist schools through the American Rescue Plan, as well as with other Covid relief funds.
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