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Federal counseling grants awarded to four Alaska districts


July 07, 2008

Several Alaska school districts have received federal grants for elementary and secondary counseling programs. The Alaska school district awardees are: Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Bering Strait, Northwest Arctic Borough, and Tanana.

Schools will establish or expand counseling programs through hiring qualified school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, or child and adolescent psychiatrists, the U.S. Department of Education said.

Counseling services will use a developmental, prevention approach, and will involve parents of participating students.

According to information provided by the U.S. Department of Education, awards range from $250,000 ­ $400,000.

On the Web:

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program - Fiscal Year 2008 Awardees


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education


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