by Krystal Paco
Guam - The Guam Department of Education could be the recipient of more federal grants.
Following a recent mandatory visit to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC, DOE superintendent Jon Fernandez says it's good news for Guam. He said, "I think they're not starting to factor in the 2010 Census data which in preliminary estimates we may be able to receive up to $5 million more in grants based on the changes on our enrollment data. It's preliminary right now - we're going to wait for confirmation, but that's good news for Guam."
Currently Guam receives up to $50 million in federal aid which funds special ed, technology projects, training for teachers, and the implementation of college and career readiness standards.
While in DC, Fernandez also met with a contingency to help address spent a day speaking with educational leaders to talk Common Core, charter schools, and multilingual schools.