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Document Number: 8578

The State of Preschool 2009: State Preschool Yearbook--Executive Summary - Findings for the 2008-09 school year confirmed worries about the effects of the recession on state prekindergarten. This was the first year to be influenced by the recession, and the researchers found a slow down in progress in all three key dimensions that are evaluated--access, quality standards and resources. (W. Steven Barnett, Dale Epstein, Allison Friedman, Rachel Sansanelli and Jason Hustedt, National Institute for Early Education Research, April 2010) ...

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