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Federal grants fail to lift Colorado schools

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Feb 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 15:21:43-05

Only a handful of the nearly 40 failing schools in Colorado that received federal grants totaling more than $50 million have shown any significant improvement.

The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/h5l57hd ) an analysis of student achievement data and federal School Improvement Grant funds found little correlation between the extra money they got and academic improvement.

About 30 schools only have one more year to improve before the state school board could move to shut them down or turn them into charter schools.

The state education department says it is waiting on a legal opinion from the state attorney general on the consequences of removing a district's accreditation if a district fails to follow the state board's orders to convert or close schools.

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