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Federal Charter Schools Program Grants Totaling Nearly $55 million Go to Three States
Grants totaling nearly $55 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) to three states to increase public school options, the Department announced on March 13, 2012.
Minnesota was awarded a five-year grant totaling $28.2 million, according to the Department. New Jersey was awarded a three-year grant totaling $14.5 million and Massachusetts was awarded a three-year grant totaling $12.1 million.
The grants were awarded through the CSP’s state educational agency competition, with funds targeted to create new high-quality charter schools and disseminate information about existing charter schools.