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Mikulski announces “refreshed” education program

December 18th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 protects children and families with funding for critical child care and education programs including the recently refreshed and reformed Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and gifted and talented education.


The legislation has passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives and now heads to the White House to be signed into law by the President.


“Education is the opportunity ladder of this nation. Every child deserves their chance to get a foothold on that ladder,” Senator Mikulski said. “In order to out-innovate the rest of the world, we must first out-educate. This legislation will help ensure that America’s children, regardless of the zip code they live in, will have access to quality child care and education they can count on from early childhood to K-12 through higher education.”

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