NC gets $13M to boost low-performing schools

Posted December 23, 2013

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— North Carolina is among seven states that will continue to receive federal funding to improve low-performing schools, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.

North Carolina will get $13.6 million under the School Improvement Grants program. The money will be administered by the state and awarded to school districts that show the greatest need and are committed to raising student achievement.

Tennessee is getting a $9.2 million share of the grant money. Wisconsin, Kentucky and Missouri are receiving more than $7 million each. Arkansas is getting $5 million, and Rhode Island will receive $1.6 million.


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  • dsdaughtry Dec 24, 2013

    I dont understand all this excessive spending for education yet we still have low performance? Educational lottery funding, tax collections to support schools and now additional grants? It seems that we already have an educational spending problem. Perhaps combine schools into one property may be a good start. We already have too many school properties which are very expensive to manage.

  • cpdtg Dec 24, 2013

    ok use it 2 teach the ones that want 2 learn and let the ones that don`t sleep or go home

  • erictabone35 Dec 24, 2013

    Will any of this money go toward a pay raise to keep good teachers from leaving? The pay freeze is going on five years now!

  • scubagirl2 Dec 24, 2013

    seems to me it's the STUDENTS who are under performing. Might that not be in part the fault of their parents?????