Craven County Schools Receives $1.5M DoDEA Grant

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Congratulations to Craven County Schools, recipient of a $1.5 million Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant for their Student Success Through Tiered Support project! This project will serve thirteen military-impacted schools in the Craven County School District of North Carolina near the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, providing academic and social/emotional support for military dependent students to enhance their pursuit of educational goals.

The project has two goals for military-dependent students: to increase their math achievement through in-class supports and tutoring, and to improve their social-emotional well-being through counseling, parent/community engagement, and behavior management. Children of military families face unique stressors that can affect their classroom behavior, including relocation, deployment of family members, and emotional stress during times of national crisis. Equipping teachers and schools with research-based strategies to recognize, acknowledge, and support students when they are distracted by these factors will contribute strongly to the students’ continuing trajectory of academic progress and success.

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant Program aims to strengthen family-school-community relationships and enhance student achievement for military dependent students. The program supports research-based strategies that enhance student achievement and ease the challenges that military children face due to their parents’ military service. Since 2009, DoDEA grants have led to significant improvement in student achievement.

GrantProse is honored to have worked with the dedicated, knowledgeable, and talented staff at Craven County Schools to prepare the proposal to serve America’s military families.