School News – September 28

AT&T supports iGrad program

Columbus’ Community Education Coalition has received a $10,000 AT&T Aspire grant to help fund the iGrad program.

The coalition is purchasing classroom and homework supplies, materials, backpacks, binders and calculators for students enrolled in iGrad.

The program aims to reduce the high school dropout rate and connect at-risk students to job readiness skills through post-secondary education, internship and co-op relationships with area busineses.

The program concentrates its efforts in two areas — graduation coaches at county middle and high schools and volunteer mentors and tutors.