NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announces expansion of pre-K to dozens of districts

TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Governor Phil Murphy has announced the expansion of pre-k programs to 28 additional districts in New Jersey.

This means more than 1,400 more students will have access to high quality early childhood education starting October 1.

Murphy said educating 3 and 4-year-olds will give them a strong start in academics and a desire to learn.

He included an additional $20 million for preschool education aid in the state's 2020 fiscal year budget.

Murphy's education plan includes expanding pre-K to every child in the state and offering two years of free community college.

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