Journal News 9/15/16: Chestnut Ridge Middle School Awarded $2.4 Million for Improvements

Struggling East Ramapo middle school gets $2.4M grant

An East Ramapo middle school is one of 39 struggling schools across the state to receive federal grants to help pull itself into better standing.

An East Ramapo middle school is one of 39 struggling schools across the state to receive federal grants to help pull itself into better standing.Chestnut Ridge Middle School has secured $2.4 million to implement an educational framework that focuses more on college and career readiness. Among the eight East Ramapo schools designated by the state as troubled earlier this year, Chestnut Ridge ranked the worst and was marked as a priority school.

In total, the state Education Department is disbursing $95 million to priority schools – ones that have been identified as struggling for a number of years based on exam results or graduate rates –  to improve within three years, the agency announced earlier this week.

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