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Hartford Wins Federal Funds to Help Boost Graduation Rates

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  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say the Hartford School District has won a $13.3 million federal grant to create specialized learning centers at its three high schools.
The programs, called Student Success Centers, will offer support and tutoring to off-track students and returning dropouts to help them catch up and qualify to graduate.
The money will be distributed over five years and is part of a U.S Department of Education program to decrease the nation’s dropout rate.
The award was announced Friday.
The centers will open at Hartford Public, Weaver and Bulkeley high schools. The money will also be used to boost summer programs that help eighth-graders prepare to make a successful move to their freshman year.

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