Underperforming Schools Get Federal Boost

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, December 11, 2006

State education officials Monday announced 11 counties across the state are getting federal grants to help socio-economically disadvantaged students.

Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools Dave Gordon says it’ll help pay for technical assistance and training.  

"Things like helping the schools and the teachers diagnosing student needs, to track student progress, to figure out ways to take groups that are performing below other groups and bring them up to the same level particularly in reading and math."

Gordon says Sacramento County has 70 underperforming schools out of 350. The money comes from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.