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Early Learning in Washington Public Schools Report - In 2007, the Washington Learns Report recommended increased attention and investment in early care and education (birth through age eight) as a critical step in improving education success for students. Following these recommendations, the legislature included funding for full-day kindergarten, K-3 demonstration projects and the Bremerton School District Lighthouse project included in the Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities legislation. As a consequence, state funding for the three approaches has augmented public/private partnerships to increase access for young children to programs proven to lay the foundation for educational success. Investments in these early learning programs are already reaping benefits for children, teachers, schools and districts. This publication gives examples of the benefits for children, teachers, schools and districts. (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington, November 2008)...

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