Federal government invests in Norfolk’s preschoolers

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The federal government is investing in Virginia’s young students with a $17.5 million grant for at-risk preschoolers, including those who live in Norfolk.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia is among 18 states to be awarded a total of $247.4 million through the Preschool Expansion Grant, which serves at-risk preschoolers with programs, instruction, outreach and support, according to a news release.

Norfolk is among 11 Virginia localities that will share in the grant.

“Providing our children with high-quality preschool education is essential to giving every Virginia student the start he or she needs to succeed in school and prepare for a successful career in the new Virginia economy,” McAuliffe said in the release.

McAuliffe’s office was unable to confirm how much money will be awarded to Norfolk by the time of publication.

 

 

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Federal government invests in Norfolk’s preschoolers