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Grant targets math instruction
Tom Alexander
Liberty County School System was one of 14 systems statewide to receive Title 2D technology grants.
This makes the fifth year in a row Liberty schools have been won the grants from the state. This year’s recipients are Bradwell Institute and Lewis Frasier Middle School in the content area of math.
The $279,896 enabled the system to buy 25 laptops, mount LCD projectors in each classroom and buy various peripheral technology items and software.  
According to the Georgia Department of Education, the primary goal of the grant is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology, specifically aiming to increase student achievement in mathematics grades 6-9.
Lewis Frasier Middle School Principal Tom Alexander said, “It is a wonderful opportunity for our students.  The idea of being able to have that kind of technology available to our students, not to mention the training given to our teachers in the area of mathematics, is incredible.  This opportunity will make math instruction so exciting and truly add another dimension to the learning experience.”
Dr. Vicki Albritton, BI’s principal, said, “Bradwell Institute and Lewis Frasier Middle School math teachers are excited to be involved in a grant aimed at increasing student achievement with digital resources. Teachers and students in sixth through ninth grade math classes will collaborate using the latest technology tools, such as smartboards, classroom performance systems and netbooks. Teachers at both sites will work together to help students improve their math skills. This grant allows the students to participate in creative opportunities such as video conferencing and blogging.”
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