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Adrian Cruz, left, and Keilynn Swenson, read aloud May 29 in Nick Claseman’s second-grade classroom at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. School officials learned Wednesday that Kennedy will receive a $600,000 federal grant to provide funding for intensive instructors in reading, for training of teachers, and for instructional coaches to work with teachers. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., Schools receive $600,000 grant to implement Kennedy Elementary improvement plan

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District has received a $600,000 federal School Improvement Grant for the 2013-14 school year at Kennedy Elementary School.


The school received a similar $500,000 grant for the school year that ends this week. The school will be able to apply for another grant next year, but will be limited to three years.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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