- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Officials say the state of New Hampshire has lost out on a federal grant designed to boost the amount of charter schools across the country.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports (https://bit.ly/1PLDlQo ) officials were informed Monday that New Hampshire was not among the eight states selected for the $5.4 million, five-year U.S. Department of Education grant.

New Hampshire was one of 27 states to apply for the grant, offered to help charter schools with startup costs.

The state received $11.6 million in funding for charter schools in 2010, but the grant expired in July.

Officials say the state has only about $600,000 left for new schools.

There are currently 25 charter schools operating in New Hampshire.


Information from: WEVO-FM, https://www.nhpr.org/

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