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#1691: Books For Babies and Universal Pre-K| The Best of Our Knowledge

Jacqueline Montgomery (L), and Kaela Wallman (R) of Books For Babies at Bellvue
Photo provided by Jody Cowan
Jacqueline Montgomery (L), and Kaela Wallman (R) of Books For Babies at Bellevue

On this episode of the Best of Our Knowledge we’ll learn how a hospital is partnering with a public library to give babies their first book.  

Although the name is often used, only three states in the country have true universal pre-kindergarten for young students. A new report examines pre-K in Vermont, Florida, and Oklahoma.  

With state budget negotiations underway in New York, advocates are seeking more funding for afterschool programs.  

And we’ll speak with the next president of Albany Law School, the country’s oldest independent school of law.  

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Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
One of the newest additions to the WAMC team, Jody Cowan has a naturally curious approach to media production and strong passion for story telling. Jody's work is currently showcased on the shows 51% and The Best of Our Knowledge.
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