Md. Dept. of Education Provides $10M in Grant Funding to Support

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BALTIMORE– As a result of improved health metrics throughout the state, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. 

MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the Blind, and the Maryland School for the Deaf for starting in-person instruction by the start of the 2020-2021 school year’s second quarter. Each grant award will include a base amount of $200,000 as well as a per-student allocation. Funds can be used for expenses related to building readiness and transportation.

“This additional $10 million in funds will assist schools in reopening and safely getting some of our kids back into classrooms and into healthy and supportive learning environments,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “With our health metrics

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QuickStart Secures $10M to Grow Outcomes-Based Tuition Finance Program and Increase Access to Technology Education

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — QuickStart Learning, Inc., an IT skills workforce readiness and certification training provider, today announced a close of $10M in growth financing to expand its Income Share Agreement program. The capital will allow QuickStart to scale access to its Web Development, Data Science, Data Analysis, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Computing bootcamp and certification programs by helping individuals achieve their professional potential through an outcomes-aligned form of education finance. 

“Demonstrating a clear return on investment differentiates QuickStart from competitors in the space. Income Share Agreements provide a definitive indicator of a high-ROI educational program, while increasing access to that program simultaneously,” said Ed Sattar, QuickStart’s CEO. 

QuickStart has partnered with Leif, the market’s full-service Income Share Agreement Management Platform, to launch and manage the program. “Leif provided the technology and expertise to quickly launch our ISA program, allowing us to focus on maintaining our

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