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Integration Grants Could Help Buffalo Draw Suburban Students

The grants are available to districts with at least 10 schools and in which at least 60 percent of students live in poverty. Buffalo is the only district in the area that meets that criteria; and based on its population, it can apply for grants for up to three schools. Districts can apply for money to implement one of several models at their most struggling schools. The suggested models include career or STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – programs that incorporate a residential experience at a post-secondary institution. The schools could also have an appealing theme, such as the arts or foreign languages.