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Byline: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANTA FE The state Department of Education has chosen 71 schools including 19 in Albuquerque to share $8.5 million designated for full-day kindergarten.
According to the department's announcement Saturday, 253 schools had applied for the full-day kindergarten money. Preference was given to schools that had the highest proportion of at-risk students, it said.
The selection process was fair and equitable and "reaches those children most in need of early intervention," state Assistant Superintendent Toni Nolan-Trujillo said in a news release.
Under the Optional Full-Day Kindergarten Literacy Program, schools must …