Michigan gets $16.7 million to help low achieving schools

Michigan will be receiving $16,757,681 to help the lowest performing schools in the state. The money is part of a “School Improvement Grants” program established by the U.S. Department of Education.

The money will be given to individual school districts that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to provide adequate resources to substantially raise student achievement in their lowest-performing schools.

Michigan is one of 10 states sharing in the $95 million grant. The other states are Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon and Texas.