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$2.5b school aid plan outlined by Governor Patrick

Wide-ranging proposal targets pre-K through college years

Governor Deval Patrick proposed Tuesday to sharply increase spending on public education by more than $2.5 billion over the next four years, an investment he said was critical to the state’s social and economic future.

The money would benefit tens of thousands of the state’s youngest residents, from infants to college students, and would target specific aspects of Patrick’s long-standing education agenda that aims to build a more skilled workforce needed to drive the state’s economy.

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