Federal Funding Could Help Lincoln Schools

There's good news for Nebraska schools. They're receiving major federal funds that could create a few jobs. It's called the Title One Program. It's aimed at helping low-income students. To be a Title One school, you must have more than half of the student body living in poverty.

The program offers those students the extra help they need with reading and math. Here in Lincoln, there are nine-thousand poverty level students. Now, schools across the state have 48-million dollars in federal funding to share.

The money won't be available until the next school year. All of the school districts will be told in June how much of the 48-million they will each get.