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State grants money to local schools

The state's education chief stopped in San Diego Friday with money for local schools. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Superintendent Jack O'Connell says San Diego schools will get more than $2.25 million in state funds to attract and retain "good teachers" at low performing schools. The California Department of Education awarded $46.5 million to local education agencies across the state, including 19 in San Diego County.

The funds are to be used to create a safe and clean school environment, provide support services for students and teachers, and initiate small group instruction programs by bringing in educators who meet the definition of a "highly qualified teacher" under the No Child Left Behind Act.

The San Diego schools that netted the most grant funding are the San Diego Unified School District, Sweetwater Union High and Chula Vista Elementary. Ed Joyce, KPBS News.

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