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Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

The award provides new funding as part of $535 million included in the fiscal year 2011 budget and made available to states under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the SIG program.

To learn more about the School Improvement Grants program, visit or the Department's Office of School Turnaround Web site at

Find out more—see the press release for each state: