More NYC Families Got Top Choice Free Pre-K Program, But Fewer Applied

The rate of families getting into their top choice Pre-K for All program increased for the 2020-21 school year to a record 77 percent. However, the number of applications plummeted, with fewer than 62,000 families sending in materials, down over 3,000 from last year. The education department provided two explanations for the decrease: a lower birth rate in 2016, and COVD-19. [Chalkbeat]

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