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GLOBAL SCHOLARS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL LANDS $200,000 GRANT

Brown wants to help bridge the gap between students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and middle class kids at Global Scholars Academy through the school's extended school day. Now, thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Durham charter school is getting a $200,000 boost toward that goal."When most kids are getting out of school at 3, latchkey kids, are they going home to watch television and what are they watching?" Brown, GSA's head of school, wondered on Monday afternoon. "No one's there to supervise."So the school offers a longer school day, year-round, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. GSA provides snacks and activities, as well as homework time and mentoring opportunities."Black males are our target audience," she said. "And that's basically who the Kellogg Foundation is trying to target."