News for Pennsyslvania Libraries

The U.S. Department of Education announced a new Skills for Success grant competition to support the social and emotional development of middle-school students. This competition will award $2 million this year to help educators develop students’ resilience, growth mindsets and other essential skills for academic success. These projects will help identify effective approaches that can be replicated in middle schools across the country.

School districts or partner non-profit organizations (including institutions of higher education) that are interested in enhancing middle-school students’ social and behavioral skills are encouraged to apply.  The application deadline is July 29, 2015. To learn more, please visit