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Document Number: 9848

The Case for Pre-K in Education Reform - By highlighting the latest independent evaluations of state-funded pre-k programs around the country, this brief argues for the importance of including high-quality early education as a part of state and federal school improvement plans. The brief features new evidence from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and New Mexico beyond the longitudinal studies from 30 or more years ago to show that high-quality pre-k boosts academic achievement, reduces grade retention, and lowers special education rates. (Albert Wat, Pre-K Now, April 2010)...

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