Education Department to spend $39.7M on charter school expansion grants
- The U.S. Department of Education has allocated $39.7 million for the expansion of charter schools through the Charter Schools Program (CSP) initative.
- The money will spread across 27 grants, which will, in turn, open new charter schools in 12 states.
- The department has invested over $220 million in the support and creation of charter schools during the 2014 Fiscal Year.
"These charter school grants will help open new charter schools and expand or replicate those with a record of success to help ensure that every student has access to high-quality educational opportunities that prepare them for college, careers and life,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was quoted as saying in the press release.
The grants fall into two categories.One portion will go toward helping high-performing charter schools expand and create new schools. The other portion will go toward opening new charter schools in states without Charter Schools Program (CSP) subgrants.
- U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Education Awards $39.7 Million in Grants to Expand High Quality Charter Schools