DURHAM CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL LANDS $522K FEDERAL GRANT
It just got a little easier for Research Triangle High School, Durham's first charter high school, to build on what started this fall. The federal Department of Education has announced that RTHS was one of 20 schools across the nation and one of only two in North Carolina to receive a grant to support planning and development. Over the next three years, RTHS is expected to receive $522,000. The other Carolina school tapped for a grant was Triad Math and Science Academy in Greensboro. "Everyone's kind of ecstatic," said Pam Blizzard, director of external engagement for RTHS. "It's funding faculty salaries, our digital media program, (information technology) costs. It will let us keep building the school as a vehicle for outreach around the state. It's really great."