8 Nebraska schools get federal money for programs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Plattsmouth Middle School has been awarded $114,000 in federal money to open a before- and after-school program.

The Nebraska Department of Education says seven other schools have also been given federal grants to continue their community learning centers, which are designed to improve learning and foster family and community engagement in schools. Combined, they’ll get about $325,000.

Those schools include Cozad Elementary School, Chadron Primary School, Lexington Middle School and four Lincoln schools: Belmont Elementary, Brownell Elementary, Prescott Elementary and Culler Middle School.