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Maryland gets $15 million grant to expand early education
Maryland gets $15 million grant to expand early education

Maryland will be able to provide 3,000 more preschool slots for low-income 4-year-olds with a $15 million federal grant awarded this week. The U.S. Department of Education announced grants of $226 million to 18 states to expand or develop early education programs as part of more than $1 billion in new federal and private-sector investments in early education. The O'Malley administration already expanded its full and part-time pre-kindergarten slots this year, providing $4.3 million for 1,563 children. The federal government grant will be given every year for the next four years for up to $60 million in total, if Congress approves it in subsequent years. Rolf Grafwallner, who heads...

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