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.