NC Wins $70M Early Childhood Grant | NC had the top application | Wilmington NC real estate

Governor Bev Perdue News.

Fantastic news from Governor Bev Perdue’s office this week.  North Carolina won 70M Early Learning Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 9 States out of 37 won a piece of the 500 Million grant money.  NC was deemed to have the best application in the country. 

“It was literally the best application we received from any state in the country,” Duncan told McClatchy.

“North Carolina’s grant will allow the state to strengthen efforts to ensure that all children are able to start kindergarten with a strong foundation for future learning.”

“All children in a classroom benefit if everyone starts kindergarten ready to succeed,” Gov. Perdue said. “North Carolina’s early childhood system is a national leader, and this grant will allow us to take dramatic steps forward toward the goal I have set of assuring that every child has the chance to succeed in school and life.”

“This grant shows how successful North Carolina has been in executing our vision for putting all of our children on a path to a bright future,” Gov. Perdue said. “It’s time for the General Assembly to follow the court’s order and do the right thing for North Carolina’s children.”

This is fantastic news since the General Assembly serverly cut funds to the Smart Start and Pre K this summer.  Excellent job grant writers.  Our children are our future leaders.