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Pre-K Bill Heads To Senate Education

Feb 9, 2018

A measure that would fund early childhood education for New Mexicans 3 and 4 years of age has gained House approval.  Now HJR 1 heads to the Senate Education Committee for scrutiny before it can be heard by the full Senate for debate and vote.  The bill would take money from New Mexico's $17.5 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for pre-K programs.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with New Mexico Early Childhood Education Partnership director Claire Dudley Chavez about the bill.