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Mississippi receiving federal grant for preschool programs

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state is receiving a $10.6 million federal grant for preschool programs.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 2:27 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state is receiving a $10.6 million federal grant for preschool programs.

Bryant announced the grant Wednesday on Twitter. He says it will expand a system developed by his State Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

The governor says the money will help "maximize parental choice and engagement" with a goal of ensuring children have a smooth transition from child care centers, including Head Start, into public schools.

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