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Literacy Grants
Enhance Libraries

Literacy grants from the U.S. Department of Education are helping school districts like Oklahoma City enhance their library media services with an eye toward improving reading. Included: A description of how the Oklahoma City schools will use the literacy grant.

The Oklahoma City School District recently received a No Child Left Behind Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant of almost $350,000. The grant will be used to improve literacy through library media programs.

The Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program provides funds to help schools improve their library media services and address the reading and other literacy challenges of their students. Funds can be used to increase library holdings, improve schools' technological resources and capabilities, facilitate Internet links and other resource-sharing networks, enhance teachers' professional development opportunities, and expand hours of access to library services.

Oklahoma City will use the grant for Project ASK (Achieving Success with Knowledge) for nearly 7,000 students in 16 elementary schools.


Some of the information in this article comes from the Department of Education. To learn more about this article, you might read:

  • District awarded literacy grant
    This news article appeared in The Oklahoman on July 21, 2005. Note: This link was live at the time of publication. Some newspaper Web sites require registration. Others retain complete news stories for a limited time.
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