Minnesota Receives $28 Million from Charter School Program Grant

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Receives $28 Million from Charter School Program Grant

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota has once again won more grant money to improve education in the state.

Governor Mark Dayton announced today that Minnesota won $28.2 million in new federal grant money to support high quality charter schools throughout the state. With the Charter School Program Grant, Minnesota will be able to increase the number of high quality charter schools in the state.

The Charter Program grant money will be allocated to the state over a 5 year period.

With this new grant, Minnesota has won almost $119 million in federal grants just in the past year.

Governor Dayton thanked President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Duncan for supporting the reforms Minnesota is putting in place to better education in the state.

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