The grants are called home visitation grants. They were awarded to 15 intermediate school districts.
Bill DiSessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan department of Education.
He said the grants will help young children get extra attention to prepare them for school.
“ We’re talking about young children before they get into the K-12 system. To get them an early head start if you will on learning. And with research showing the positive result that can come at that- at such an early start. “
DiSessa said grants have been awarded in districts including Saginaw and Ingham county.
The funding is expected to help 600 families prepare kids for school.
At least one prominent Republican at the state Capitol believes Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is likely to be dissolved.
The Democrat likely to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder in November says improving public schools would be his top priority in office.
More than 1,000 K-12 students are heading to Central Michigan University this weekend for a statewide competition called “Destination Imagination.”
Lawmakers in the state House have approved a $2 million pilot program to encourage schools to go year-round.