From the CBS 8 West Alabama Newsroom-- Dallas County Schools gets a $3.4 million dollar school improvement grant to help boost student achievement. Superintendent Dr. Fannie Major-McKenzie says the grant will mean more teachers and more resources for students at Southside High School and Brantley Elementary School. She says the funds will also be used for the professional development of teachers and a data system to monitor student achievement and progress. "Those things will better enable us to ensure that students are learning at the level they need to learn and master those skills that are necessary to do well in the world of work or in college or whatever," said Major-McKenzie. Eleven schools in six public school systems across the state were awarded grants.