Federal grant will help Topeka school be bilingual

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal grant has three Topeka elementary schools making big plans for the future.

The Scott Dual-Language Magnet, Ross Elementary and Quincy Elementary learned recently that they will receive a total of more than $2.5 million in federal school improvement grants for the next school year.

The schools will receive more federal money in the following two academic years if Congress provides the funding.

Deborah Perbeck, a district administrator, said the money will pay for everything from new employees to iPads.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/140Bxen ) Scott Dual-Language Magnet expects to receive ends of thousands of dollars for Spanish-language materials. The school is transitioning into a fully bilingual program.

At Ross and Quincy, the money will help introduce a program that targets children who need extra help getting to college.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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