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Obama pushes for more funding for universal pre-K

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Teacher Angela Gonzalez sings a song with preschoolers before eating their lunch. Although there are other preschools in Monrovia, many families may fall under the income bracket for those schools.

When President Obama gives his State of the Union Speech tonight, advocates for early childhood education will be paying close attention. For years, they've been working to get Universal Preschool on the national agenda.

Last year, Obama called on Congress to expand access to quality preschool. He didn't get the funding he wanted, but it's a new year.  For more, we turn to KPCC's Deepa Fernandes.


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