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Media Coverage | | The Mercury News

$500 college accounts + transitional Kindergarten = Newsom’s latest budget proposal

Early Edge California’s Executive Director, Patricia Lozano, was quoted in an article by The Mercury News about Governor Newsom’s latest budget proposal’s impact on early education.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest budget proposal includes $20 billion to “reimagine public schools” and reduce class sizes. The plan would also set up $500 college savings accounts for nearly 4 million kids from low-income families and expand transitional kindergarten to every 4-year-old in the state.

Early Edge California Executive Director Patricia Lozano said Newsom’s proposal would create “the biggest universal Pre-K program in the nation because of the number of kids who would be served. This is a huge investment. There is evidence early learning is essential. So giving families more access to transitional kindergarten is super important.”

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