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Rocky Mountain College Receives Grant to Train Leaders

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The US Department of Education awards Rocky Mountain College a grant to train leaders to help out the lowest-performing schools.

The college will use the approximately $1.5 million grant to recruit, train and place leaders in low-performing schools in our area to help turn them around. Educators say effective leaders are essential in improving student outcomes. Rocky Mountain College says the three-year grant is a part of an ongoing effort.

"Rocky Mountain College has really been invested in this program for a long time,” says Dr. Stevie Schmitz, director of master of educational leadership program. “Both Dr. Swain and myself continue to do outreach to these schools, to the Office of Public Instruction, and Rocky's emphasis on training instructional leaders will really be a part of our continuing work in these areas."

Eleven other schools across the nation also received the grant, totaling more than $20 million for the effort.

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