27 Jun '12, 7pm

Today #SecDef announced $60M in grants to military schools:

Panetta Announces $60M in Grants to Military Schools By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 27, 2012 – The Defense Department recently awarded $60 million to three public schools on two military installations, the latest example of its efforts to invest in the education of military children, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said at an education seminar here today. The grants, to schools serving children at Fort Bliss, Texas, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are the first -- with more to come this summer – of a $500 million congressional appropriation for the department to improve facilities at 161 public schools on military installations, Panetta announced at the Military Child Education Coalition’s 14th national seminar. DOD also has awarded an additional $180 million in grants to more than 900 public schools that support 80 percent of th...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116926

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