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Gov. Larry Hogan announces plan to boost charter schools in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announces plan to boost charter schools in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced a series of initiatives to try to boost charter schools in the state.

Speaking at College Park Academy in Prince George’s County, Hogan proposed new legislation and increased funding for charter schools in Maryland — including $2.6 million in his fiscal year 2020 budget for construction projects at charter schools and dedicating $1.2 million to charter schools from the Health School Facility Fund, which is reserved for critical repairs to heating and air conditioning systems.

Hogan also touted legislation he is pushing called the Public Charter School Facility Fund Act of 2019, which would provide $1,600 in per-pupil funding for...

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