BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A 5-year, $15.5 million grant will seek to help better prepare Battle Creek Public Schools students for careers in science, technology, health care and education.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the funding announced Monday by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation also will help offer teachers additional support and career pathways. The grant was awarded to Grand Valley State University, which is partnering with the school district to roll out programs.
As part of the effort, Grand Valley State plans to open an outreach center this summer in downtown Battle Creek.
The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2017 awarded the public school district a $51 million grant to support quality education while attempting to bridge racial and economic divides in the district.