The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a more than $7 million school improvement grant to the state of Indiana. The funds will support efforts to boost achievement in low-performing schools throughout the state.
The grant is part of nearly $430 million awarded to nearly every state and U.S. territory. California and Texas received the largest grants at more than $53 million and $40 million, respectively.
"When the President entered office he laid out an ambitious agenda to transform our lowest performing schools as a means of improving outcomes for all students, but especially those who most need additional support," said U.S. Secretary of Education John King. "We are seeing the impact of SIG and other initiatives through historic increases in high school graduation rates and narrowed achievement gaps in public schools, which ultimately translate to better opportunities for all students to succeed. We have made significant progress but the job is not done yet and efforts like SIG will keep us moving in the right direction."
Earlier this month, the Indiana Department of Education awarded more than $16 million in school improvement grants to 14 schools throughout the state. You can view the full list of grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education by clicking here.