Low-Performing Local Schools Get Federal Grants 9-02-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Low-Performing Local Schools Get Federal Grants 9-02-2010

Twenty-eight of Michigan's lowest-achieving schools have been awarded federal grants aimed at improving student performance.
The grants announced Thursday total about $86 million. More eligible Michigan schools could receive money later this year in a second round of grants.
Schools eligible for the federal improvement grants were identified based on state testing results from 2007-09.
Schools must take steps to improve including instructional reform strategies, overhauling its staff or closing and reopening as a charter school.
Six of the schools receiving money in the first round are from the Detroit school system. Five are from Grand Rapids and two are from Saginaw.
Others are located across the state.
The following schools were awarded the funds:

    Adrian City School District -- Adrian High School -- $2,750,221.00
    Buchanan Community Schools -- Buchanan High School-- $1,947,250.00
    Buena Vista School District-- Buena Vista High School -- $2,496,572.00
    Detroit City School District-- Phoenix Elementary-- $1,824,980.00
    Detroit City School District-- Southwestern High School -- $3,039,952.00
    Detroit City School District -- Nolan Elementary School-- $2,734,961.00
    Detroit City School District-- White Elementary School -- $2,764,192.00
    Detroit City School District-- Lessenger Elementary-Middle School-- $3,340,988.00
    Detroit City School District-- Farwell Middle School-- $1,355,741.00
    Fitzgerald Public Schools-- Fitzgerald Senior High School-- $1,014,461.00
    Godfrey-Lee Public Schools-- Lee High School-- $2,167,506.00
    Grand Rapids Public Schools-- Alger Middle School -- $4,918,511.00
    Grand Rapids Public Schools-- Westwood Middle School-- $4,918,511.00
    Grand Rapids Public Schools-- Gerald R. Ford Middle School-- $4,166,789.00
    Grand Rapids Public Schools-- Ottawa Hills High School-- $5,349,927.00
    Grand Rapids Public Schools-- Union High School-- $5,349,927.00
    Grant Public School District-- Grant High School-- $1,719,779.00
    Mt. Clemens Community Schools-- Mount Clemens High School-- $1,556,272.00
    Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools-- E.A. Johnson Memorial H.S.-- $1,562,309.00
    Oak Park City School District-- Oak Park High School-- $4,234,240.00
    Romulus Community Schools-- Romulus Middle School-- $5,328,664.00
    Saginaw City School District-- Arthur Hill High School-- $4,392,512.00
    Saginaw City School District-- Thompson Middle School-- $3,382,134.00
    City of Inkster School District-- Inkster High School-- $5,447,000.00
    Springport Public Schools-- Springport High School-- $1,596,160.00
    Van Dyke Public Schools-- Lincoln High School-- $1,037,843.00
    Waldron Area Schools-- Waldron Middle School-- $605,500.00
    Weston Preparatory Academy-- Weston Preparatory Academy-- $1,756,080.00

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