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SEATTLE, Wash. - The federal government is offering billions of dollars to help the lowest-performing schools across the country.

About four dozen schools in Washington state will be invited to apply for turnaround money to help them reinvent themselves.
     
Schools in Washington can ask for between $50,000 and $2 million a year if they are willing to change their school in one of four ways designed by the federal government. Washington schools are in line to get a total of $50 million from the federal government.
     
State education department officials have not released the list of Washington schools eligible to apply. Spokesman Nate Olson says they're waiting until the federal government approach Washington used to identify its lowest performing schools.
     
But the list won't have any surprises. The state has been reporting student achievement and graduation rates to the federal government for years, under the No Child Left Behind Law. The schools that consistently fail to meet the goals will be on the list.

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