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Preschools and Early Learning
Mayor, Thornton to push to fill pre-K seats
Mayor, Thornton to push to fill pre-K seats

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will lead a canvass Saturday to help parents register for pre-kindergarten seats, particularly ones reserved for underprivileged students that annually go unfilled. Joined by city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and other volunteers, Rawlings-Blake will begin knocking on doors in the Upton neighborhood at 10:30 a.m. The canvass will begin at a section of McCulloh Homes that feeds students into two elementary schools: Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Furman L. Templeton.  In an interview, Rawlings-Blake said she believes parents simply need more guidance and information about the benefits of pre-K and how to get their students registered. "We...