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Efforts to help improve Flint schools get $2 million boost


Michigan State University's efforts to help improve education in Flint's schools have received a $2 million boost from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Specialists and professors from the East Lansing university have been working with educators in Flint Community Schools since before the school year began on changes. Officials say Thursday the Mott Foundation grant provides resources to expand efforts.

A 2-year project focuses on student support, curriculum, teaching and other areas.
The College of Education team also is collaborating on efforts to help mitigate the effects of the city's crisis with lead-tainted water on children. If consumed, lead can cause developmental delays and learning disabilities.

The university's Office of K-12 Outreach offers support such as coaching for principals, professional development for educators and assistance using data to improve teaching.