- The U.S. Department of Education issued a news release Thursday revealing that Tennessee would receive a $9.8 million grant under the School Improvement Grants program.
- The program awards grants to State Educational Agencies to help turn around their lowest-performing schools.
- Tennessee, Alabama, California and Pennsylvania have all recently received continuation awards from the program for a third year.
From the article:
... The goal is to raise student achievement in their lowest-performing schools. According to the department's findings, some of the greatest gains have been in small towns and rural communities. ...