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Corbett education funding

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Here's more from the Corbett administraiton on 2013-2014 funding for education:

Expanding funding for K-through-12 education, proposing an additional $90 million in Basic Education Funding, an increase of 1.7 percent over last year's record funding levels, for a total of $5.5 billion, the highest in state history.

Proposing more than $348 million each year in early childhood programs. This budget will add another $6.4 million toward our Pre-K Counts (increase of $4.5 million) and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance (increase of $1.9 million) programs. This money will give an additional 3,200 children and their families access to quality full and part-day programs as well as summer kindergarten readiness programs.

Proposing level funding for higher education at nearly $1.6 billion, including support of student grants. Of that total amount, $937.9 million is divided among Pennsylvania's state and state-related universities.

An increase of $200,000 to the Community Educations Councils, which brings higher education and training opportunities to rural areas, for a total of $2 million in funding.

An increase of $897,000 for Pennsylvania Charter Schools for the Deaf and Blind, totaling nearly $41.5 million.

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