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FIVE PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL DISTRICTS HONORED NATIONALLY

 FIVE PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL DISTRICTS HONORED NATIONALLY
 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Pennsylvania school


districts have been chosen to receive national recognition for programs that helped more than 2,000 educationally disadvantaged students raise their academic achievement.
 Two of the districts are in Beaver County. The others are in Allegheny, Philadelphia and Westmoreland counties.
 The schools were recognized for their Chapter 1 programs, which were established by the federal government in 1965 to help students whose academic achievement is below average.
 The Pennsylvania school districts and their Chapter 1 programs are:
 -- Keystone Oaks School District, Allegheny County, reading. The program integrates Chapter 1 reading into the regular classroom and combines the skills of writing, spelling, English and reading in grades 1-8.
 -- Greensburg Salem School District, Westmoreland County, mathematics enhancement. The program emphasizes hands-on experience and helps students apply thinking skills to solve written math problems in grades 2-5.
 -- School District of Philadelphia, Cramp and Dick projects. Both schoolwide projects integrate Chapter 1 activities into the regular classroom at the William Cramp and William Dick elementary schools (Cramp project -- pre-school to 4th grade; Dick project -- pre- kindergarten to 5th grade).
 -- Rochester Area School District, Beaver County, math. The project helps students learn math concepts by using materials such as calculators, blocks and plastic coins. It integrates Chapter 1 activities into the regular classroom and promotes the sharing of lesson plans between the regular and Chapter 1 classroom teachers in grades 2-5.
 -- New Brighton Area School District, Beaver County, math. The project integrates Chapter 1 math into the regular classroom and helps students in grades 2-5 move from concrete to pictorial to abstract concepts using materials such as blocks and money.
 Pennsylvania received more than $275 million in federal funds this year for Chapter 1 programs serving nearly 220,000 children. Education Secretary Donald M. Carroll said the 1992-93 allocation for the state is expected to increase by 9.6 percent.
 "Chapter 1 programs help us respond to the complex needs of our children," Carroll said. "The efforts of these schools have made a real improvement in the quality of education throughout the Commonwealth."
 An independent panel selected 55 school districts based on the success of their Chapter 1 programs, including such advances as encouraging parental involvement and integrating Chapter 1 and regular classroom programs.
 The U.S. Department of Education will honor the school districts selected as 1991-92 winners of the Chapter 1 National Recognition Program at the International Reading Association Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, May 5.
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