Duke Energy Foundation Funding Reading Programs

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The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding about $400,000 to statewide literacy programs. Eighteen Hoosier schools and districts are receiving funding for school-year and summer reading initiatives.

Duke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd says funding reading programs is crucial to the state's educational achievement, saying grade-level reading "is one of the strongest indicators of whether that child will succeed in school and in life."

The projects being funded include a Monroe County Community Schools immersive summer remedial reading program for struggling first- and second-grade students and a four-week literacy camp for Kokomo School Corp. first- and second-grade students.

The summer reading program grant recipients include:

Clarksville Community School Corporation                              $16,000
Crawford County Community School Corporation                   $19,500
Decatur Community Schools                                                    $14,150
Eastwood Elementary School                                                  $6,200
Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools                 $23,655
Greater Clark County Schools                                                 $19,150
Hamilton Heights School Corporation                                      $25,257
Kokomo School Corporation                                                    $24,722
Lafayette School Corporation                                                   $23,824
MSD Martinsville Schools                                                        $22,896
Milan Community Schools Corporation                                    $19,187
MSD of North Posey County                                                    $25,000
New Castle Community School Corporation                            $8,205
North Knox School Corporation                                               $25,000
North Lawrence Community Schools                                       $14,776
Salem Community Schools Corporation                                  $18,560
South Vermillion Community Schools                                      $25,000
Vigo County School Corporation                                              $24,394

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