ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new federal grant is helping two Dougherty Schools make improvements in their education system.
The State Department of Education awarded Dougherty High, and Monroe High School a 5.7 million dollar grant.
It will be used to help improve things like graduation rates, and teacher effectiveness.
"More time to get additional support if they are struggling in a class, or a particular content area. It's helping the teachers in that they are getting a great deal of professional learning in the core content area." says program manager Dwala Nobles.
The money will be distributed over a three-year period.
In order to quality a school has to be a "priority school,"ranking in the bottom five percent in the state.