SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Schenectady High School is getting millions of dollars to reduce violence and improve student performance.
The money is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's "persistently dangerous schools" initiative.
Schenectady High made the dangerous list two years in a row, and its graduation rate has fallen below 50%.
Since then, school leaders have come up with a plan to address problems like gang involvement that are holding kids back.
Highlights of the plan include mentoring, career exploration programs, and anti-bullying measures.