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Millions of Dollars to Help Reading and Writing Skills

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Millions to help those who have trouble reading and writing.

Louisiana is set to receive 55-million dollars in federal grant money to improve the reading and writing skills of struggling students. State department of education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says the state will receive 18.5 million dollars each year for the next three years and they already know how the money will be allocated

State Superintendent John White says only 36-percent of Louisiana children are able to read and write on grade level by fourth grade. Dunn says this grant will accelerate the learning of all students reading below grade level

Dunn says Louisiana is one of 11 states selected to benefit from the federal grand and the only state to receive it three consecutive times