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Whittemore-Prescott one of low-performing schools eligible for grant

Submitted by on June 15, 2010 – 6:05 amNo Comment

The state says 108 low-performing Michigan schools are eligible to apply for federal stimulus grants aimed at improving student achievement.
The schools are eligible for a slice of the $119 million made available to Michigan through the federal School Improvement Grant program.  Each of the eligible schools announced Monday can apply for up to $2 million each year over a three-year period.
Forty-seven of the schools on the list come from Detroit’s school district.  The only one in northern lower Michigan is Whittemore-Prescott Area High School.  The schools were identified using a formula prescribed and approved by the federal government covering persistently low-achieving schools.
Many of the same schools could be on the state’s list of low-performing schools due to be released this fall.