MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis will have a lot more money to improve its schools thanks to a federal grant.

On Monday, Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Jim Shelton stopped by the Elizabeth Hall International School with a big check.

The $28 million grant is part of the education department’s “Promise Neighborhoods” grant.

The goal is to help students have better tools for learning.

There were more than 200 applications for the grant, but only a select few were chosen.

Comments (10)
  1. Mike says:

    Why not 56 million, I mean the money is free, right? Oh

    1. What!?! says:

      Go back to school Mike!

      1. money pit of education says:

        How much is enough What? A grant of $50 million was given to Mn for Head Start. That was just a few days ago.

    2. ipmutt says:

      And do suppose the school district will put this to good use? Yea sure. Just like the 8 billion were pour down the drain each year. Wouldn’t it be nice to see just what they use it for.

  2. Kevin says:

    Grant = your tax paying funds…….so I guess my property tax here in St Paul will now drop…..right?

    The goal is to help students have better tools for learning…….Oh God do tell……..

  3. Awwww fer cripes sake says:

    What a bunch of tightwads. Over the course of a year, there’s what, maybe a nickel coming out of your pocket? A dime, perhaps?

    Man, nuttin’ but petulant self-centered cheapskates. Boo, hoo, hoo!!!

    1. ipmutt says:

      It’s that we are supporting the worst performing bunch of malcontents in the world. The public educational system is so far underperforming the private school system that it is a shame. These people get it too. They think they are invincable and will never be held accountable. At some point you people have to do something with them.

  4. Enough already says:

    This will be great if the 28 million actually all goes to getting equipment and supplies for the schoolchildren. The problem is, it won’t. Every bureaucrat and administrator in the Minneapolis school system (and there are WAY too many of them) will be trying to get a piece of that 28 million, and when it’s all said and done I doubt 5 cents on the dollar will actually be used to purchase equipment and supplies.

    1. RIII says:

      You don’t think the administrators should reuse the old furniture in their new building on North Broadway do you? I am sure they also need new computers with 24” screens to match.

  5. Paul says:

    Two institutions that waste money, military & schools.

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