SC schools win $3.9 million special education grant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Education Department has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to improve achievement among students with disabilities.

The Education Department said Monday that the 5-year grant will let the state expand training for teachers who work with students with special needs.

The training program will include the use of coaches and mentors for special education teachers, financial assistance for local training programs and setting up model schools.

Monday's grant is 1 of a half-dozen awards totaling almost $80 million that the state has won in the past five weeks.

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