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Governor announces application for $52.5 million education grant

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Pennsylvania is eligible and will apply for a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant. 

The grant, worth up to $52.5 million, is expected to "further improve and expand our quality programs," according to Corbett.

Corbett wants the departments of Education and Public Welfare to work with the early learning community to write the state's grant application.

The application will be submitted in mid-October and award announcements are expected in December.

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