Grant Helps Primary Students Improve Their Learning Skills

There've been some big changes for an East Texas school, thanks to a $150,000 grant.

Central Primary School is using the money to pay for the school's new computer lab, eight para-professionals, computer software, and staff development.

It's a Comprehensive School Reform grant - part of the No Child Left Behind Act.  The new additions will be especially helpful for students needing a little extra help with their reading skills.

Principal Karen Shumaker said, "All of our children are served with this and it's particulary good for the special needs students and the limited English proficient students."

More than 300 students go to Central Primary School.