1. Holyoke, Amherst public schools receive $300K bilingual education grant

    Holyoke, Amherst public schools receive $300K bilingual education grant

    Amherst and Holyoke public schools will share a $300,000 bilingual education grant, the superintendents of the two districts said in a joint statement Friday. The money was awarded by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Michael Morris is Amherst school superintendent. Stephen Zrike is Holyoke schools' state-appointed receiver.

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    1. For the Amherst Public Schools, these funds will support implementation of a new English/Spanish Dual Language Program beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, starting with Kindergarten at Fort River Elementary School.
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