New York schools welcome governor's pre-K spending boost

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The academic boost is especially true for children from low-income backgrounds, many of whom are exposed to fewer words and less time reading than their more affluent peers.

As part of his budget unveiled this afternoon, Cuomo proposed $1.5 billion in state spending over five years to make pre-K available for all districts in the state.

Donald A. Ogilvie, district superintendent of Erie 1 BOCES, said most districts in Erie County do not have full-day, universal pre-K.

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