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24 schools to get over $100m in grants

Obama sees funds as an investment in future workers

BLADENSBURG, Md. — President Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the ‘‘in-demand jobs of the future.’’

The money, which comes from fees that companies pay for visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs, is the result of an executive order Obama signed last year to better prepare high school students for college or for careers.

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