Idaho awards school programs for low-income students - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho awards school programs for low-income students

BOISE, Idaho. - The state Department of Education has awarded nearly a dozen public schools between $15,000 and $20,000 for programs serving low-income students.

The agency says the 11 schools have created unique intervention programs to help students raise their scores on statewide standardized tests.

The Idaho Standards Achievement Test in reading, math and language is used to determine if schools are meeting benchmarks under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The state awarded the schools with money from the federal Title I program, which provides funding to help educate children from low-income families.

Central Elementary School in Nampa and Lincoln Elementary School in Twin Falls were among the schools recognized.

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