Federal Education officials have awarded 59-million dollars Indiana to expand charter schools.
State schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says the money will be spread out over five years. She says the money will go to at least 50 different schools.
The first installment of 24-million is slated to come this year. The U-S Department of Education is awarding a total of 253-million for charter schools across the U-S.
The money is intended to pay for students to attend charter schools and for planning and program design.