» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 141 | Monday, July 22, 2013

Tennessee Receives Federal Education Grant

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

MEMPHIS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education says Tennessee will receive a $9.8 million grant to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools.

In a Thursday news release, the Education Department said the money comes to Tennessee as part of the department's School Improvement Grants program.

Tennessee, Alabama, California and Pennsylvania are among the newest states to receive continuation awards for the third year of implementing a School Improvement Grants program model.

Grants are awarded to State Educational Agencies that then make competitive sub-grants to local educational agencies that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds.

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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 391 11,120
MORTGAGES 88 481 13,903
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 198 969 24,034
BANKRUPTCIES 54 288 8,432
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 126 3,771
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 67 536 13,457
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 103 3,031

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.