Ky. governor announces state will fund 25 new learning academies

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 9:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced the state will fund 25 new learning academies this fall called Born-Learning Academies.

This is the first step of a 4 year $1.4 million expansion of 150 academies across the state.

The initiative is funded by Kentucky's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge federal grant. It will build upon the investment of Toyota manufacturing operations of one million dollars through 2016.

Born-Learning Academies are innovative school based workshops that meet a critical need in Kentucky communities.

The academies consist of six sessions designed to demonstrate how to turn everyday moments with children into learning opportunities.

Beshear said education has been his top priority for years.
 

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