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[5 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 3,641 views]
4 Arkansas schools receive federal improvement funds

LITTLE ROCK – Four schools in Arkansas will receive a combined $7.5 million in federal grants to help improve their schools.
According to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Education, Central High School (Helena-West School District) and Dollarway High School (Dollarway School District) will each receive $1,987,425; Jacksonville High School (Pulaski County Special School District) will receive $2 million; and Marvell High School (Marvell-Elaine School District) will receive $1,516,827. The schools will receive the money during the 2011-2012 school year.
“These federal grants will infuse these schools with the resources …

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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,398 views]
Arkansas to receive $6 million to help low-achieving schools

ARKANSAS–Arkansas will receive nearly $6 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program at the U. S. Department of Education, the Arkansas Department of Education announced earlier this month.
The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.
“We are strongly committed to improving education for all students. When a school continuously performs in the bottom five percent and shows no sign of progress, we know that …