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State of the States 2014: Connecticut

By Christina A. Samuels — February 18, 2014 1 min read
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D)
Date of Speech: Feb. 6

The state should aim toward universal prekindergarten by adding about 1,000 seats for children this year and building up to 4,000 new seats by 2019, Mr. Malloy told state lawmakers, joining many other governors who have proposed expanding early education in their states.

“If you believe, as I do, that education is the civil rights issue of our time, then I ask you to join me today in taking the first steps toward making sure every child has access to a pre-K experience,” he said in his address. The governor’s budget for fiscal 2015 includes $11.5 million for the effort, which would be targeted first to children from low-income families.

Gov. Malloy said his administration also plans to continue its work with teachers, community colleges, and business partners to create early-college initiatives, which allow students to earn college credit during high school.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 19, 2014 edition of Education Week as Connecticut

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