Maryland school is the recipient of a $7 million grant

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

President Obama announced Monday a $7 million grant to Bladensburg High School, part of a larger effort by the administration to help U.S. students catch up with the rest of the world in college and career training.

The Bladensburg award, which the president unveiled during a speech at the school Monday morning, is a piece of the Youth CareerConnect grant program. The $107 million initiative is meant to “deliver real-world learning opportunities for students,” the White House said.

Specifically, Mr. Obama said the program will help American students be prepared for their first job.

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