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Charter Schools Win Grants To Share 'Lessons Learned' with Traditional Schools

The United States Department of Education has named seven winners of Charter School Exemplary Collaboration grants, which will receive a total of more than $1.2 million. The funding is provided so charter schools can share lessons learned with public schools and school districts.

"Held for the first time this year, the Charter School Exemplary Collaboration grants program encourages high-quality charter schools, traditional public schools and school districts to share resources and responsibilities, build trust and teamwork, boost academic excellence, and provide students and their parents with a range of effective educational options," according to information released by ED.

Grant recipients include:

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