Reporter- Albany Business Review
New York state will receive $36 million from the U.S. Department of Education to turn around low-achieving schools.
The department today announced five states, New York, Alaska, Illinois, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, would receive the school improvement grants. New York received the largest grant.
The state education department will dole out the grant funding to local educational agencies. New York received $41.3 million in school improvement grants in 2011, $45.9 million in 2010 and $47.4 million in 2009.
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