$5 million in federal grants goes to public schools serving military children

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Oct. 29—The Federal Department of Defense Educational Activity awarded $5 million in grants to support student success at military schools in Hawaii.

The Federal Department of Defense Education Activity has awarded $5 million in grants to support student success at military-related schools in Hawaii.

The State Department of Education Complex Area Grants Serving Military Children are:—$2 million for the Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex area.—$2 million for the Kailua Complex area -Kalaheo.—1 million dollars for the Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua and Campbell -Kapolei complex areas.

“These grants help improve educational resources in our public schools in Hawaii that support military families here in Hawaii,” Col. Steve McGunegle, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, said in a press release. . “Investing in our keiki is incredibly important, and these grants help demonstrate the importance of our public school system and the education it provides.”

The grants support improved academic achievement, reduced achievement gaps, and access to college programs that promote continuity in districts with large populations of military-related students. Areas of focus are military-related academic and support programs and global language advancement and preparation.

Since 2009, the Department of Defense Education Activity has awarded more than 600 grants totaling more than $716 million. Grants have helped more than 3 million students at more than 140 local educational agencies across the country.

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