North Dakota will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to continue efforts to turn around the state's lowest achieving schools.
Washington (AP) North Dakota will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to continue efforts to turn around the state's lowest achieving schools.
North Dakota is one of six states that will get funds for a third year of implementing a School Improvement Grant program.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says it's hard work to turn around the lowest performing schools. But he says the grants will help some of those schools provide a better education for students who need it most.
The grants are awarded to state education agencies, which then make subgrants to local schools that demonstrate the greatest need and the strongest commitment to raising student achievement.