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Elementary receives ELL grant
Joani Hartin, Public Information Officer
Thursday, January 09, 2020

Marietta Public Schools was recently notified that they will be one of several recipients of a $25,000 grant through the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center’s Catalyst Education Fund. The school became eligible for the grant as a pilot program for English Language Learners through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

“This is an elementary-based program that helps us provide training for our teachers,” said Superintendent Brandi Naylor, “and because of our involvement in the program we were awarded the grant.”

The mission of the OPSRC CEF is to provide educational improvement grants that promote innovative educational programs and projects that enhance the curriculum or academic programs of schools or provide early childhood education to students.

“Although we are still in the planning stages for the use of the proceeds, we’re thrilled to have this grant to provide services for our ELL students,” Naylor stated.

The grant funds are to be used to purchase, provide and integrate technology into curriculum to improve student learning and achievement.