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CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (December 3) – AIM is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a generous $75,000 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation for program facilitation, enhancements and scholarships for Rhode Island educators participating in our AIM Pathways teacher training courses.

"AIM Pathways training courses are designed to provide educators with critical knowledge in the science of reading and tools to implement in classroom practice to support all student readers,” said Pat Roberts, AIM co-founder and Executive Director.  “We are proud to partner with the Rhode Island Department of Education as a professional learning provider to help educators fulfill proficiency requirements in the state’s Right to Read Act. This generous grant from vBCF will provide educators in Newport County with needed scholarship support this important training.”

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation supports the Rhode Island communities of Aquidneck Island and Newport County by investing in quality of life and place in four priority areas: Strong Starts, Healthy Lifestyles, Community Prosperity, and Excellence in the Commons.

AIM will use the grant funds to expand AIM’s work providing literacy training to educators in Middletown School District, Newport Public Schools, and other area school districts to help leaders, principals, and teachers develop a common foundation and understanding of the science of reading in order to better serve the diversity of learning needs represented in their student populations. Scholarship seats for AIM Pathways will assist districts struggling to secure funding to meet the RIDE requirements and help them implement a strong sustainability model to promote systemic change.

To learn more about AIM Pathways courses visit: institute.aimpa.org/pathways

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