Granby among schools receiving grant funding

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Sen. Lisa Seminara announced the release of grant funding to help Avon, Canton and Granby Public Schools expand existing dual-credit course offerings and foster stronger partnerships with higher-education institutions.

The Avon School District will receive $40,000. The Canton and Granby School Districts will each receive $20,000.

“Dual enrollment for college and high school makes more teenagers eligible to earn their associate degree while still in high school, and at a fraction of the cost,” said Seminara, who serves on the legislature’s Education Committee. “This is about giving young people a head- start on their secondary education. It’s about helping students and families save money while developing valuable skills, participating in internships and being mentored. We have workforce shortages in so many vital areas, and we must stay focused on addressing those shortages and strengthening the pipelines to key Connecticut industries. Congratulations to Avon, Canton and Granby on these awards, which are wise investments in our young people’s futures.”