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Anarchy in the Pre-K: Only 200 Impacted?

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments

link-asterisk.jpgOutraged city parents whose children were mistakenly rejected from public prekindergarten programs were still waiting late last week for a fix. The application mixup meant children with older siblings in school weren’t given first priority, as is Department of Education policy. But the problem may be more widespread – with parents charging that children from outside school zones were admitted to the programs…City Department of Education spokesman Andy Jacob said mistakes made by the city were limited to fewer than 200 applications citywide. Education Department officials systematically reviewed 9,000 applications for younger siblings, and were reviewing others on a case-by-case basis.–NYDN

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