- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal education officials say Arkansas has been awarded a nearly $15 million grant from the Preschool Development Grants program.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the $14.9 million grant. Arkansas is one of 18 states awarded grants.

States receiving grants are to develop or expand high-quality preschool programs in regionally diverse communities_from urban neighborhoods to small towns.

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