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Free Universal Pre-K Program Launches In NYC06:22

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It's the first day of school for more than a million students, as New York City schools are back in session today.

But there is a new crop of youngsters donning backpacks and school uniforms, as Mayor Bill DeBlasio's new free universal pre-kindergarten program commences. Tens of thousands of 4-year-olds will head to more than 1,700 sites across the city to begin their academic careers.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Sarah Darville, bureau chief for Chalkbeat New York, an online educational news organization in New York, about the mayor's pre-K rollout.


This segment aired on September 4, 2014.

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