Teachers at low-performing schools to be transferred

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Six Jefferson County Public Schools can replace a total of at least 120 teachers to comply with the requirements of a federal grant program.

School district spokeswoman Lauren Roberts says the district must take the step to comply with state audits of six low-performing schools. Roberts says schools may go above that amount in replacing teachers if they choose.

The audits came as part of the Obama administration's new, aggressive School Improvement Grants program spotlighting struggling schools.

In April, the U.S. Department of Education announced Kentucky would receive nearly $56 million through the SIG program to fix its persistently low-achieving schools, but districts must show how they will fix a faulty school.

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