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$2.2 million grant will support expansion of learning hubs at Guilford County Schools

$2.2 million will be used to establish learning hubs in district middle schools.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Editor's note: Video featured is about GCS receiving a grant to expand mental health student services. 

Guilford County Schools (GCS) will expand its nationally recognized high school learning hubs program into district middle schools. 

Representative Kathy Manning (NC-06) secured funding of a $2.2 million grant as a part of the GCS Middle School Learning Hubs Expansion Project. 

"This funding will provide younger students more opportunities to accelerate learning and will help prioritize academic recovery following two years of interrupted instruction," Superintendent Dr. Whitney Oakley said. 

The grant will fund comprehensive services, including access to academic recovery programs, mental health supports, transportation, materials and meals. 

The funding will also support meetings for students and families to learn about college planning, test-taking strategies, high school success, college-ready course selection and opportunities to participate in choice and Career and Technical Education (CTE) specialized learning pathways. 

Manning was instrumental in advocating on behalf of the district and other community organizations to secure funds in the $1.7 billion bipartisan omnibus bill signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022. 

In March 2022, Manning secured $2 million in federal funds to support the district’s high dosage tutoring efforts. During the 2022-2023 school year, GCS has already provided over 100,000 high dosage tutoring sessions.

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