Schools to get $47M in stimulus funding


Published: August 17,2010

Tags: education, recession, stimulus

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says Mississippi will receive $47 million to help improve the state’s most low-performing schools.

The money is part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to state’s this spring from the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Duncan says in a news release that something needs to be done when a school continues to perform in the bottom five percent of the state, isn’t showing signs of growth or has graduation rates below 60 percent.

Districts will compete for the funding.

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