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US grant to assist low-performing Va. schools

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Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 11:15 am

RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced a grant totaling $7.6 million to help Virginia turn around some of its lowest-achieving schools.

The so-called school improvement grants are aimed at assisting school districts that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds, as well as a commitment to raise student achievement.

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