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Private pre-K funding widens gap among Detroit’s classrooms

In Detroit, where funding can only stretch so far, the reality is that some pre-K classrooms are far more supported than a room just down the hall of the same school.

Pre-K teacher Josefina Pineda teaches her students the concept of "push" by having them join hands and push back and forth in her classroom at the Dallas Independent School District elementary school Cesar Chavez Learning Center in 2013.

In Detroit, where funding can only stretch so far, the reality is that some pre-K classrooms are far more supported than a room just down the hall of the same school. Grow Up Great, a program funded by the PNC Foundation, supports select teachers with professional development, sends learning supplies and toys, sponsors field trips, and gets parents involved with special involvement opportunities. (The Atlantic)

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