Wed., April 7, 2010 8:47am (EDT)

Fed Money To Boost Low-Performing Schools
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
$120 million in federal money is on the way to help low-performance schools. (photo C.Mac through Flickr)
$120 million in federal money is on the way to help low-performance schools. (photo C.Mac through Flickr)
More than $120 million in federal money is on the way to Georgia to help boost some of the lowest-performing schools in the state.

The cash will be sent to schools willing to adopt one of four dramatic reforms: firing its entire staff, converting to a charter school, replacing its principal, or closing the school entirely.

Every state is getting some money from $3 billion--set aside to help the bottom 5 percent of schools in the nation.