By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Low-achieving Okla. schools could get grant money
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) If they meet requirements, the lowest performing schools in Oklahoma could receive up to $2 million each as part of a federal grant program.
The program is designated for the "persistently lowest achieving" schools. Assistant state superintendent Cindy Koss says the program could mean as much as $33 million for Oklahoma schools and that 35 state schools meet the federal definition of lowest-performing schools.
To receive the grants, districts would have to drastically change their administration, teaching staff or curriculum. Districts could also close the low-performing schools and move students to other district schools that are higher-achieving.
Koss says she hopes the grant money will be allocated by the end of the school year.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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