MORTON, N.D. - State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking North Dakota public schools and early childhood care providers to apply for a federal grant to help improve childhood literacy.
The nearly $44 million grant will focus on low-income students, children with disabilities and those learning English as a second language.
"Those skills of reading, writing are essential. Regardless of any career path or any path that you take in life, it's essential that you have those skills and this will allow our schools to work with our families to ensure that our students have the necessary skills once they leave our schools," said Baesler.
Applications are due by March 1.