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3:49 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Big Early College High School Expansion Coming To New Mexico

Credit Courtesy: US Dept. of Education

  The college-prep programs in four New Mexico school districts got a big financial boost this week.  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced each district will receive a $100,000 grant to start or expand on programs that prepare high school students for college.

The funds are from a Denver-based foundation and are going to districts in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Gadsden and Hobbs.

Martinez made the announcement on Thursday at Arrowhead Park Early College High School. The Las Cruces program was the first such program in the state.

Officials in the some school districts say the money will help immensely with purchasing technology and recruiting new students.

The Denver-based Daniels Fund awarded $500,000 to The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, which vetted applications from 14 schools.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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