Education state summit held in Terrell County

Education state summit held in Terrell County

School leaders from across South Georgia met in Terrell County Thursday to improve their school programs.

The Georgia Department of Education holds these sessions three times a year for folks to share ideas and collaborate. This is for the 21st century community learning centers programs that systems host before or after school.

Organizers say these provide enrichment activities and academic support. "Some of our programs are able to offer that extra academic support, which that's part of it. We offer the reading and the math. And you're able to determine which age level to reach out to," said Cindy Turner with the Georgia Department of Education.

School Systems have to apply for state grants to run these programs. The five year grant is $350,000 a year.

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