Michigan is getting help to fix low-performing schools.
The award is part of $95 million in US Education Department of School Improvement grants being given to ten states.
Michigan was awarded $16.7 million.
That is second to the $47 million being given to Texas.
Also on the list: Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada and Oregon.
States will distribute the money in sub-grants to individual school districts that show the greatest need and the strongest commitment to raising student achievement.