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8 More LAUSD Schools Make List of California's Underachievers

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Eight more Los Angeles Unified School District schools have earned low marks when it comes to achievement at the state level, reports the Daily News. This brings the total of LAUSD schools eligible for federal funding to assist in improvements to 31. In order to determine the eligible underperforming schools, the State Board of Education examined schools' "academic performance, standardized test scores and graduation rates." While districts might disagree with their schools being listed, once a school is on, it cannot be removed--unless it shows improvement in the next evaluation. "Each school on the list can apply for up to $6 million in federal grants earmarked for making drastic reforms by this fall, such as replacing the entire staff or converting to an independently run charter school."