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Federal funds will help Dougherty schools

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  More than $6 million in Race to the Top money will be coming to the Dougherty County School System.  Georgia was awarded $400 million in federal grant money in August.

Dougherty County school leaders just found out what their share will be. It's part of President Obama's push to get schools to come up with meaningful and innovative education reform.

"There will be specific projects carried out with the use of these grant funds will have to match up money to tasks to do," said DSCC Public Information Director R. D. Harter.

Over the next two days, Dougherty County's Curriculum Department will sort through what they can use the money for.

They'll make a presentation at the School Board's retreat Thursday. School officials say they're pleased to be one of 26 districts statewide to share the money.


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