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Grant aids study for Meridian-based charter school

By Staff
special to The Star
Aug. 29, 2003
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering announced Thursday a U.S. Department of Education Public Charter Schools Program grant of $78,592 for the Montgomery Institute.
The grant will fund a feasibility study for a "Greater Meridian Health Care and Medical Technology Model School."
The funding will be provided to the Montgomery Institute, which will conduct the study in cooperation with the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University and local educational agencies.
The goal of such a charter school would be to actively engage students in scientific inquiry and prepare them for the demands of a professional career in health science and medical technology by enabling them to learn to use critical and logical problem solving skills