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Lummi Nation gets grant for college prep program

The Lummi Nation of Washington will use a $769,000 federal grant to prepare Indian students for college.

The three-year project will emphasize reading, writing, math and science. Students will take part in an annual six-week program and receive tutoring throughout the school year.

The tribe also hopes to reduce drug use among Indian youth. Parents will be encouraged to help their children get into college.

The grant was awarded by the Department of Education.

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Lummis get $769,000 grant for education (The Bellingham Herald 8/10)