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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County Schools have first installment of the 6.8 million dollars in federal Race to the Top money.

They system's first payment was just more than $628,000. Dougherty County is one of 26 school systems across the state that will split the grant money. It will be put toward innovative programs to improve student achievement. Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree says the schools are still working out how they'll spend their share.

"Student achievement looking at effective ways of educating young people, looking at ways to say to teachers, let's look at this model," said Dr. Joshua Murfree, DCSS Superintendent.

Because Dougherty County agreed to receive the grant, teachers will face new evaluations in the upcoming school year. The first part of the money must be spent in this fiscal school year that ends June 30th.


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