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Juneau Announces More Than $200,000 For Graduation Matters

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Superintendent Denise Juneau says more communities than ever before are getting in on Graduation Matters.

Wednesday she was getting the word out that this year, they're giving away about $200,000 to more than 30 schools and United Ways.

The money goes towards strengthening, or even starting, Graduation Matters initiatives.

Montana's Office of Public Instruction counts 772 less dropouts last year than in 2009, partly thanks to this push.

"We really need to make sure we're focusing on, bare minimum, graduating students from high school so they have those opportunities," said Juneau.

The grants are going out across the state, everywhere from Anaconda to Whitefish.

The amounts range between $3,000 and $10,000.

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