Bloomfield Tech, Newark Tech and Union Tech are among the 17 New Jersey schools receiving $50,000 federal Title I Rewards Schools grants.
The schools honored this year achieved the state Department of Education’s designation of either “High Performing” Reward Schools, which recognizes high student achievement across the entire school, or “High Progress” Reward Schools, which recognizes schools that have demonstrated high levels of student growth from year to year.
Bloomfield Tech and Newark Tech (both part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools district) and Union Tech (part of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools) were all recognized in the “High Performing” category.
School districts may use the federal funds for programs, services, activities, professional development, materials, and/or supplies to support the school’s Title I program and sustain the high level of achievement at the school. Districts target federal Title I funds to schools with the highest percentages of students from low-income families.