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OPI Awards $5K to Missoula Schools

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The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) has awarded $5,000 to the Graduation Matters Missoula program, which helps reduce the high school dropout rate.

The 2013 "Challenge Grant" will help expand workshops in Missoula County Public Schools elementary classrooms.

The workshops facilitate positive school cultures, increase student engagement and support the transition of 5th and 6th graders into middle school.

This will help to reduce drop-out rates by preparing students academically and emotionally for a new school environment.

The grant funding was made available through a partnership between OPI and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.

MCPS graduation rates have risen consistently over the past three years, and they had a 90% graduation rate last year.

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