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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is among six states receiving federal money for its work to improve its lowest-performing schools.

The U.S. Department of Education says Georgia, five other states and the District of Columbia will receive more than $38 million total.

Georgia is receiving the largest share of the money, $16.5 million.

The grants are for efforts to improve schools that persistent perform poorly.

Georgia and the other states can use the money to make competitive grants to school district that show the greatest need for the money and demonstrate a commitment to improve

Other states receiving the grants include Delaware, Mississippi, Nebraska, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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