Even before the president called for expanded preschool access in the State of the Union, the District had done it.
Feb. 19, 2013 Rachel Hickman, foreground, and Queshonda Moore teach preschoolers at the AppleTree Early Learning public charter school in Southwest Washington. During his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed universal public preschool to raise student performance. The District is already doing it. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo