JUNEAU (AP) -- Six Alaska school districts will share in $4.5 million in federal money to fund after-school programs, the governor's office said Friday.
The six school districts selected to receive the money are Anchorage, North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Yukon-Koyukuk, Craig City and Sitka.
The money was granted under the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The money allows schools to stay open longer and offer a variety or programs, including tutoring, drug and violence prevention counseling and college preparatory activities.
''This is a terrific opportunity for these Alaska schools to implement programs for their kids enrichment, safety and well-being,'' Gov. Tony Knowles said.
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