The Baltimore school system was among 23 educational organizations from across the nation to be named finalists in a highly competitive U.S. Department of Education program that will dole out nearly $150 million for innovative programming this year.
The city applied for a $3 million Investing in Innovation grant, known as i3 grants, to invest in its Middle School STEM Summer Learning Program, a project-based learning program piloted in the summer of 2010. The city must match 15 percent of the grant from the private sector by Dec. 9 to receive its award.
The Baltimore-based Success For All organization was one of the 23 highest-rated applicants, and also will vie for a $3 million grant.
Baltimore school system among top competitors for federal grant
City a finalist for $3 million i3 grant
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