New Setback Doesn’t Diminish Local Commitment to Preschool Funding

Dec. 10 was a day of mixed emotions for advocates of early childhood education in Pittsburgh. Early that morning, it was learned that Pennsylvania would not receive the $20 million in funding that it had applied for under a federal grant program. The news came as a blow, especially since U.S. Education Secretary chose Pittsburgh as the place to announce the $250 million grant program in August and because of the time and energy Mayor Bill Peduto has devoted to the subject.

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