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All-Day Kindergarten Posts Big Gains

October 1, 2002
The Washington Post

An intensive and expensive all-day kindergarten program in Montgomery County, Maryland has produced significant gains for poor children and helped them begin to catch up with higher-performing peers, a new study to be released today shows. Further, the report found that both poor and middle-class students in high-poverty schools — contrary to expectation — either matched or outperformed their peers in schools elsewhere in the county, many of whom were in half-day kindergarten programs.