Fairbanks borough schools get $3M to help military families

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has received $3 million in federal grants to support the expansion of its resources for students in military families.

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the district will use the two grants to fund initiatives known as "Project 360" and "Basic Training 1-1." The money from the Department of Defense Education Association will be administered over a five-year period.

    The basic training program targets first-, second- and third-graders at five schools. The district's Heather Rauenhorst says those students will receive iPads to assist in their education and teachers will be trained on implementing the devices in the classroom.

    The other grant is aimed at supporting schools that are expecting to see more students with the coming arrival of F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base.

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