Greenville gets $3 million grant to fight dropouts

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 5:10 a.m.



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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Greenville County is getting a $3 million grant to try to reduce the number of school dropouts.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/1umj64w) that the Corporation for National and Community Service is giving the money to the United Way of Greenville County.

The United Way will work with the Greenville County school district and the Riley Institute at Furman University to identify students at risk of dropping out of school and will work with them to stay in school.

Greenville school superintendent Burke Royster says students often decide in middle school to drop out, even though they don't leave until high school.

The partnership plans to build a database of information on each student that can give teachers and school counselors a warning that youth are at risk of dropping out.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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