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ABCs of Change For Latino Children


March 24, 2007
English Language Learners
Maria Glod
The Washington Post

Advocates Push Early Education Programs To Help Community Bridge Achievement Gap

About 40 percent of Latino 3- and 4-year-olds (and 5-year-olds not yet in kindergarten) are enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, compared with about 60 percent of white and African American children, according to the District-based advocacy group Pre-K Now. Latino education advocates said they are battling a misperception that Hispanic parents are less concerned about teaching young children.