Grants for pre-K expansion announced

PERRY HALL — The recipients of grants to expand pre-kindergarten in Maryland have been announced.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Charlene Dukes, the president of the Maryland Board of Education and Dallas Dance, the Baltimore County superintendent of schools announced the $4.3 million in grants Monday Perry Hall.

The grants will be distributed to 24 providers statewide.

Lawmakers approved the grants in this year’s legislative session in an effort to expand full- and half-day pre-K to 1,500 more children.

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