Mott Foundation grant to expand Flint Schools learning model - WNEM TV 5

Mott Foundation grant to expand Flint Schools learning model

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A $2.9 million Mott Foundation grant will help expand a learning model in Flint Community Schools that takes into consideration family life and student health needs.

The grant will go to the Crim Fitness Foundation which coordinates community school efforts.

The model also seeks to help schools connect students and families affected by the city's lead-tainted water with resources and services.

Flint's drinking water was switched from a Detroit system to the Flint River in 2014, but the supply was not properly treated, resulting in corrosion of lead pipes and elevated lead levels in some children.

The model is in five elementary schools and will start this fall in six other schools. It aims to improve attendance, third grade reading, grade promotions and high school graduation rates.

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