New York City expanding pre-K in struggling areas

September 25, 2012 5:16:21 AM PDT
New York City is expanding early education opportunities for children in struggling neighborhoods.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced plans to add 4,000 pre-kindergarten seats next fall.

Most the new classes will be in communities where participation in pre-K programs are low.

City officials say the additions should also alleviate the fierce competition for placement in pre-K programs.

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