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Federal grants for low-income students are cut in ‘skinny budget’

Amy Scott Mar 16, 2017
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Federal grants for low-income students are cut in ‘skinny budget’

Amy Scott Mar 16, 2017
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The Trump administration, in its “skinny budget,” has proposed cutting $9 billion, or about 13 percent, of the education budget. That includes more than a billion dollars for after-school enrichment programs for kids in high-poverty schools. 

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