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In San Antonio, an ambitious effort to expand pre-K is crumbling as parents shield their children from the pandemic

After years of work and tens of millions of dollars spent, about 90% of the city’s 4-year-olds were in pre-K programs. Now enrollment has dropped and the dream of reaching all San Antonio preschoolers is slipping away.

By Bekah McNeel, The 74
Pre-K 4 SA teacher Charlene Flores works with students learning in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominic Morin learning as he plays at Pre-K 4 SA centers.

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