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U.S. Department of Education Launches $65 Million Grant Competition for Creating, Expanding High-Quality Public Charter Schools

Posted by Steve Schram on May 11, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Originally published on May 10, 2016 on U.S. Department of Education by the U.S. Department of Education.

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a competition to award $65 million in grants to as many as 20 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) across the country to create and expand charter schools that support students from underserved communities.

Since the inception of the Charter Schools Program (CSP), the Department has awarded over $3 billion to schools across the country to provide students equitable educational opportunities.

“Charter schools continue to play an important role as incubators for innovation,” said Nadya Chinoy Dabby, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement. “We are excited to expand promising charter schools through this year’s competition, and we expect that these schools will create new pathways to college and careers in underserved communities."

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