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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Expansion In Early Education for Poverty Level Kids

CBS Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new program Monday to bridge the early childhood education gap for poverty level inner city kids. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the mayor came to an early childhood education center in the Marquette Park neighborhood Monday morning to announce a new $6 million center to serve four-year-olds on the Southwest Side, as well as a plan to make sure all poverty level kids in Chicago had similar access to a pre-school program. "There’s a real hole there, a donut hole, and we’re gonna fill it to make sure there’s universal pre-k just like universal kindergarten throughout the city of Chicago," Emanuel said.

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