Md. Lawmakers Propose Pre-Kindergarten Expansion

By Chris Gordon
|  Thursday, Jan 16, 2014  |  Updated 9:11 PM EDT
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Md. Lawmakers Propose Pre-Kindergarten Expansion

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In Maryland, a little more than 20,000 students get to attend pre-kindergarten public school classes, but state lawmakers want to expand that.

The state would spend $4.3 million to allow 1,600 more children into the program by increasing eligibility for families of four that earn $70,000 per year.

"Well I think it’s a great idea and it’s going to provide for the children in our school district a lot of opportunities that perhaps they would not ordinarily have," Bradbury Heights Elementary School Principal Denise Lynch said.

Maryland lawmakers hope this will be the first step toward the goal of universal pre-K for all students in the state.

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