Bridgeport schools, which had the lowest test scores in Connecticut, will receive about $4.4 million from the state as part of an agreement tied to improving student achievement.
The Connecticut Post reports that local school officials and the state announced late Monday that the state will release the money. Terms of the agreement were not made available.
The funding, which helps Bridgeport avoid firing teachers, was withheld from 30 districts.
The concentration on the state's worst performing school district was part of Connecticut's promise to the federal government when it received a waiver of the No Child Left Behind law.
Instead of working toward universal proficiency, the goal is to work to improve the achievement of all students along a performance index.