WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has announced that six states
have won a combined $280 million in grants to improve early learning programs
for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
and Vermont were the winning
states in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. The winners were
announced by the Education and Health and Human Services departments. The two
agencies jointly administer the program.
This is the third time these early learning grants have been issued.
Fourteen other states were previous winners. The winning states must show a
willingness to carry out comprehensive improvements to programs focused on
children from birth to age 5.
Details were expected to be released later Thursday about what the winning
states proposed to do with the money.
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