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National Governor's Association Awards Georgia $650,000 in Grants for Education Improvement

Monday, November 21, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA – The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Georgia received three grants totaling $650,000 under Phase Two of its Honor States Grants Program. The state received $500,000 for expanding Advanced Placement participation, $100,000 for using virtual learning to advance student improvement and $50,000 for streamlining the governance of education.

“Georgia is very proud to receive these grants,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “NGA recognizes that our state is heading in the right direction with plans to improve high school education and better prepare students for college.”

The NGA Center’s Honor States Program is designed to help improve high school graduation rates and college readiness in 26 states. The purpose of Phase Two of the program is to help states implement specific reforms. Twenty-nine states submitted detailed proposals of their plans to meet their goals for high school education.

After a thorough evaluation, seventeen states were awarded a total of $5,220,000 in grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 each. The other states receiving grants are Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information about the grant awards, please visit the NGA website.