County schools receive service learning grant

From Staff Reports

   NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, and Rep. Jerome Cochran (R-Elizabethton) have announced a federal "Learn and Serve" grant has been awarded to the Carter County School System.
   The Carter County School System will receive $5,590 in a federal grant for the purpose of providing service learning opportunities to students, according to an update on the status of grants to the legislators from Education Commissioner Lana Seivers.
   "We are always glad to see education grants to improve learning opportunities for our students," stated Crowe.
   The federally funded Learn and Serve grants are for service learning programs. Service learning is a form of experiential learning in which students develop knowledge and critical thinking skills while addressing genuine community needs.
   Service learning offers a comprehensive approach to activities that develop values of trustworthiness and responsibility, commitment to a task and to those who are involved in it, collaboration and team building, respect for the quality of work done, and punctuality.
   Crowe represents Senate District 3 which includes Carter and Washington counties. Cochran represents House District 4 consisting of Carter County.