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GS gets $500K grant to train Bulloch, Chatham tutors
Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University recently was awarded a $517,575 grant to train elementary education literacy tutors who will work in select schools in Bulloch and Chatham counties. The university piloted a summer tutoring program last year with the support of the Regional Education Collaborative, made up of local higher education institutions and K–12 schools, and supported by university President Kyle Marrero. Previously funded with CARES Act funding, the pilot provided the framework for the most recent grant, prepared by several members in the GS College of Education. “Last summer, we responded quickly to the need for support that our schools communicated during summer instruction, due to the learning loss experienced during COVID,” said Alisa Leckie, Ph.D., the College of Education’s assistant dean for partnerships and outreach. “We saw a positive impact and response from that summer tutoring experience.
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