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OKLAHOMA – Twenty elementary schools across Oklahoma will receive grants to help students improve reading grades.

The Systems of Changing Oklahoma Reading Expectations(SCORE) grants are designed to help schools improve literacy rates under the Reading Sufficiency Act(RSA).

The grants fund reading programs in schools that have proven especially motivated toward addressing illiteracy.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, each school that receives a grant will act as a model program over the next two years.

Fifty-five schools originally applied for the $100,000  SCORE grants, but only 20 schools were selected.

The $100,000 will be spent over this school year and next school year.

The schools are required to submit progress reports, annual reports and a final report.

The 20 recipients are:

  • Ada – Hayes Grade Center, Willard Grade Center and Washington Grade Center (1 grant)
  • Barnsdall – Barnsdall Elementary School
  • Battiest – Battiest Elementary School
  • Caney – Caney Elementary School
  • Cottonwood – Cottonwood Public School
  • Holdenville – Ethel Reed Elementary School
  • Hydro-Eakly – Hydro-Eakly Elementary School
  • Konawa – Konawa Elementary School
  • Leach – Leach Public School
  • McLoud – McLoud Elementary School
  • Pawhuska – Indian Camp Elementary School and Pawhuska Elementary School (1 grant)
  • Pleasant Grove – Pleasant Grove Public School
  • Putnam City – Central Elementary School
  • Putnam City – Hilldale Elementary School
  • Putnam City – Rollingwood Elementary School
  • Tenkiller – Tenkiller Public School
  • Tishomingo – Tishomingo Elementary School
  • Tulsa – Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Vian – Vian Elementary School
  • Yale – Yale Elementary School

The schools are expected to receive the grant funds within the next few weeks.