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Michigan Gets Grant For Low-Performing Schools

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is getting $16.7 million to help fix persistently low-performing schools.

The award is part of $95.1 million in U.S. Education Department School Improvement Grants being doled out to 10 states.

The amount Michigan will receive is second to $46.7 million being given to Texas. Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada and Oregon also are getting the grants.

States will distribute the money in competitive sub-grants to individual school districts that show the greatest need and the strongest commitment to raising student achievement in schools with the poorest academic performance.

Under President Barack Obama's administration, the grant program has given up to $2 million per school to more than 1,500 schools.

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