Finch Applauds Funds To Upgrade Pre-K Classrooms

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State Bond Commission is anticipated to approve nearly $1.6 million in grants at its meeting on Monday that will be used to improve and upgrade early childhood education classrooms across the state. Among the municipalities awarded was Bridgeport, which will receive $164,000 to fund two classroom renovations, and furniture and equipment for four classrooms. In response, Mayor Bill Finch released the following statement:

“When it comes to early childhood education, the research is clear: If kids aren’t reading at the level they should be by third grade, they’re less likely to graduate from high school. Over the past year, we’ve added more than 360 new pre-K seats in Bridgeport. That’s more than any other city in Connecticut. We’re giving more than 3,800 Bridgeport kids a fair shot at a better future. And, there’s more to come. Soon, Bridgeport will become the first city in Connecticut to offer universal pre-k. I want to thank Governor Malloy and the Bridgeport delegation for their help in getting us these funds that will help upgrade two pre-k classrooms.”

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