Erie schools receive $24 million from the U.S. Department of Education and GE for college access

Apr 13, 2011 4:15 PM ET

Erie schools receive $24 million for college access

It could get easier for Erie high school students to make it to college over the next five years.

The Erie School District announced a $24 million, grant-funded program called "Gaining Options for College Collaborative" or Go College-Erie," which will help students at East High School, Strong Vincent High School and Central Career and Technical School make it to college.   Funded by a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and $4 million more from the GE Foundation, the program will fund college fairs, financial aid workshops and two "college coaches" at each school.   To read more about the "Gaining Options for College Collaborative" program, click here.   About GE
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