Washington district seeks new federal school funds

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Just a year after one experiment in federal funding for low-performing schools ended in Tacoma, another might soon begin.

Tacoma Public Schools on Friday applied for an estimated $5.5 million in federal School Improvement Grant money to boost achievement at two schools added to the state’s watch list this year: First Creek Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary School.

That’s about half the amount the district secured for its last round of SIG reforms at three schools.

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