Photo: #When students return for school this fall, some will notice big changes as a result of a federal program that provides funding for -- and puts new requirements on -- Minnesota's lowest-performing schools.
Photo: #Pat King is director of the Office of Turnaround Schools for the MN Dept of Ed. She announced grants totaling $24.5 million for 19 schools at a press conference on Thu. July 29, 2010.
Photo: #Ron Buckanaga is director at Four Directions Charter School in northeast Minneapolis. The school serves mostly American Indian students and was listed on the state's list of 'persistently lowest-performing' schools this year. Buckanaga did not apply for turnaround money.