- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana is one of seven states receiving federal money to improve their lowest-performing schools.

The Indiana Department of Education says it received more than $8.6 million in School Improvement Grants from the U.S. Department of Education last week.

The Education Department says in a news release that the funds are intended to aid states “to continue to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools.”

The other states receiving the grants are Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. Indiana’s share is the largest of $39 million in grants awarded

The federal grants are awarded to schools with the greatest need that have shown the greatest commitment to improve.

The state says the funds will be used during the school year that begins this fall.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide