Gov. Carney highlights proposed Opportunity Grants funding
Gov. John Carney is making the case for his plan to boost speeding at high-need public schools.
Carney visited Mount Pleasant Elementary School Tuesday to highlight his proposal to shift Opportunity Grants to non-competitive funding.
He wants to send $6 million to schools with high levels of poverty and English Language learners.
Carney said Mount Pleasant used previous granting funding for an afterschool program and train teachers to help students deal with stress.
“I was really very impressed by it," he said. "I mean, we’ve we hear a lot of brain science that talks about the need to deal with stress that affects particularly young children and gets in the way of their learning. So I was really impressed with that.”
Carney also spoke with middle school teachers in Middletown Tuesday. He visited Alfred G. Waters Middle School and talked with sixth grade science teachers and other school district staff about curriculum, student success and challenges.
Carney has proposed fully funding annual steps for educators and giving teachers a 2 percent raise.