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After Teacher March, Maryland Budget With Added Education Funds Advances

The spending plan would boost teacher salaries and include funds for all-day pre-K for 4-year-olds

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    After Teacher March, Maryland Budget With Added Education Funds Advances
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    Hundreds of teachers, parents and students participate in a rally near the state capital in Annapolis in Md., Monday, March 11, 2019. Maryland's largest union says it expected thousands of teachers to march on the state capital in a call for increased school funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Maryland's budget legislation with added education funding has advanced in the House of Delegates.

    The House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to the state's spending plan for the next fiscal year.

    It includes about $320 million to begin supporting recommendations from a state commission on education. It also has about $500 million for school construction.

    Del. Maggie McIntosh, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, says the budget is balanced and "great for Maryland's children."

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    It leaves $1.2 billion in balance and cash reserves.

    The budget includes funds for all-day pre-K for 4-year-olds and commits to making 3-year-olds a part of the state's pre-K system. It also includes funds for special education and raising teachers' salaries.

    Earlier this week, more than 5,000 educators rallied in Annapolis with students and parents to demand increased school funding. 

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