Montana gets federal grant to help lower-performing schools

2012-03-20T06:45:00Z Montana gets federal grant to help lower-performing schoolsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 20, 2012 6:45 am  • 

HELENA — Montana is getting a federal grant aimed at helping the lowest-performing schools.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says $1.6 million will go to the work of turning around the persistently lowest-achieving schools.

The money is part of $535 million provided to states this year for such work. Montana has received $14.9 million in similar grants since 2009.

Duncan says the school improvement grants program helps school leaders and teachers turn around the performance in schools that are hard to serve.

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