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Area Schools Awarded "Focus School" Grant

By Caitlyn Jones
By cjones@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Eleven West Tennessee Schools are receiving a large grant to help them improve achievement gaps.

The Tennessee Department of Education announced 56 winners of the Focus School grant competition, providing $19.2 million to schools across the state.

The winning schools will receive $100,000 and $300,000 this year and next year to help create and sustain improvement plans that close student achievement gaps among subgroups like racial and ethnic groups, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and students with disabilities.

They were chosen out of 167 Schools named Focus Schools in August. A list of all of those schools can be found on this link. http://news.tn.gov/node/9670
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