$500,000 to improve student achievement in Kansas City schools

The Sprint Achievement Program will provide grants exclusively for Greater Kansas City area teachers to develop and implement programs in their classroom that expand classroom resources, improve student enrichment opportunities, and foster professional development for teachers. Sprint’s support will include financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources to help provide enhanced learning opportunities for students and fill areas of critical need as identified by local teachers. Sprint will offer a limited number of grants, ranging from $500 to $5,000 per grant, twice a year. The first grant session begins Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 31. In all, Sprint expects to donate more than $500,000 in monetary, in-kind, and technology contributions in the Kansas City region during the 2004-05 school year.

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