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New York giving $10.4m for pre-kindergarten education

Staff Writer | November 9, 2016
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $10.4 million has been awarded to 25 high-need school districts to increase access to quality pre-kindergarten for more than 1,500 three-year-old students across New York.
Pre-kindergarten education
Empire State   2016 Built to Lead Agenda
As included in the Governor's 2016 Built to Lead Agenda, this funding aims to support the expansion of pre-k as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to promote early education, specifically in high-need districts, and improve the academic future for all students.

"Every child deserves a fair shot at a high-quality education," Governor Cuomo said. "This funding will help level the academic playing field for children in these underprivileged communities, giving them opportunity to succeed, thrive and ultimately lead in New York."

Funding was awarded to school districts based on the quality of the application and other factors, including district and student need, efforts to target the highest need students, and efforts to maximize total number of children served in pre-kindergarten programs.