Jackie Peters, right, works with her third grade students at Ridgely Elementary School in Springfield, Ill. Over two years, Illinois will get about $1 billion in federal grants such as special education and Title I, which provides grants for low-inco
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State Paying Pension Debt With Funds Meant For Students

A federal grant program called Title 1 sends money to schools with high rates of poverty. That money is meant to help close the achievement gap between poor and wealthy students.