Texas to Get $51.1 million For Schools.
Texas is getting $51.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help the state's lowest-achieving schools.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement in a news release on Thursday.
The funds which come from the department's School Improvement Grants program are part of $535 million provided through the fiscal year 2011 budget and made available to states.
Duncan says the program helps give school leaders and teachers ``the means to accomplish the very difficult work of turning around some of our hardest to serve schools.''