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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A grant totaling $1.7 million will provide tutoring of students in New Albany and at Shannon High School.

The federal grant is administered by the Mississippi Department of Education.

The money will be provided over a five-year period. It includes about $500,000 in each of the first two years. Shannon will receive a quarter of the funds.

New Albany will implement the program at each of its three schools. It will include 10 hours of enrichment and tutoring per week for 26 weeks during the school year, with an additional four weeks during the summer.

Shannon will have both an in-school program and an after-school program, also over 26 weeks. Tutors will include both teachers and high-performing students who will help peers.

Both districts will likely begin sometime in September.




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