1. Springfield's $14.4 million preschool grant saving lives, educators tell Massachusetts'...

    Springfield's $14.4 million preschool grant saving lives, educators tell Massachusetts'...

    The $14.4 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant the city received four years ago is saving children and family's lives, preschool leaders told Massachusetts' top early education official Friday. Doreen Malone, of Headstart, told Ted Weber, commissioner of early education and care, told the story of a preschooler whose violent behavior and vulgar language was making it impossible for teachers to reach him. After securing a spot at the new Early Childhood Education Center on Catharine Street, the preschool team found out that the child's  mother was in an abusive relationship.

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