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Federal school money comes with strings


ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Georgia is getting $122 million in federal money to turn around its lowest performing schools.  

But to get the money, the schools have to take up one of four dramatic reforms: either fire the entire staff, convert to a charter school, replace the principal or close entirely.  

The "school improvement grant" program is designed to help states raise achievement at their worst schools.  

Five Dougherty County schools are Included on the list of low performers: Dougherty High, Monroe High, Albany High, Dougherty Middle and Radium Middle.

For a list of all the under-performing schools in the state, click HERE



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