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June 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Seattle preschool plan headed for November ballot

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to place a $58 million property-tax levy on the November ballot to boost the quality and affordability of preschool in Seattle. The measure would cost the owner of a Seattle home valued at $400,000 about $43 a year, according to the city. The money would go to qualified preschool providers to provide…

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March 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Mayor, councilmembers visit East Coast preschools

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Council President Tim Burgess are wrapping up a study mission to Boston, New Jersey and Washington D.C., this week to learn first-hand about high-quality, publicly funded preschool programs. Both Boston and New Jersey have  implemented preschool programs that produce significant short- and long-term benefits for participating children, according to independent evaluations, Burgess…

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