O’Malley Announces Education Grants

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Martin O’Malley is announcing $5.5 million in grants to boost digital learning and to help high school students earn college credit.

The governor made the announcement on Wednesday in Annapolis with State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery.

Six Maryland school systems are receiving a total of $3.5 million the Digital Learning Innovation Fund to help pay for initiatives like moving from textbooks to iPads and to use technology to better present content in a more personalized way to benefit students.

Another $2 million will come from the Early College Innovation Fund to increase access to postsecondary education. Six partnerships between local school systems and higher education institutions will help students seeking science, technology, engineering and math learning.

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