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Portland schools get $100K grant

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Portland schools get $100K grant

PORTLAND — Three public elementary schools will offer a summer learning program to a total of 135 students, thanks to a grant of nearly $100,000 from the John T. Gorman Foundation.

The Hall, Lyseth and Reiche schools will offer the program free of charge to students with academic needs, School Department Chief Academic Officer David Galin said.

The students will learn about science-related topics, while practicing their literacy and math skills, Galin said. The grant will pay for staff, materials and transportation. Parent education and professional development for teachers also will be provided.

The three elementary schools were chosen because they all had limited or no summer programming.