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Thu October 7, 2004
NM Lt. Gov Pushes Pre-K Initiative
By Michael Olson
Las Cruces, NM – By the time a child turns five many core brain functions are developed. Education experts maintain that if a child shows up to kindergarten without adequate learning preparation they are far less likely to succeed in their lifelong education endeavors. New Mexico's Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and the Children's Cabinet have developed a plan they say will allow all New Mexican children access to pre-kindergarten. Before the program can be implemented, it must first receive support of the state legislature. Denish joined KRWG's Michael Olson to provide more details on the proposal.
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