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Hogan plans to sign bills on technology education, voting

Gov. Larry Hogan plans to sign legislation Tuesday that would launch a program under which ninth-grade students could obtain a high school diploma and associate’s degree in six years, and be on track to land a high-tech job.

The administration initiative, known as P-Tech, is one of more than 170 bills the Republican governor is expected to approve in the second bill-signing ceremony since the General Assembly session ended April 11. In a nod to today’s primary elections, the bills include measures to expand voting opportunities.

The $10 million, five-year P-Tech program will start this fall at two schools in Baltimore. In 2017, the program is expected to expand to schools on the Eastern Shore, in Western Maryland and in Prince George’s County.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.



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