Pa. and N.J. lose

    Morning, folks.

    It’s back to work and school after a long holiday weekend.

    Speaking of school, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports this morning that both Pennsylvania and New Jersey failed to win educational grants for charter schools.

    The two states were on a list of five that were turned down for the funds, while twelve states were successful.

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    “The federal program is intended to help charter schools and applicants cover preliminary expenses such as program development, securing nonprofit status, and hiring accountants, lawyers, and consultants. It can give new schools the chance to get off to a good start with books, equipment, and supplies.”

    States can reapply, but any funding they might be awarded would arrive too late for the start of the next school year.

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