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At-risk kids catch up in preschool


November 13, 2002
Outcomes
Bill Robinson
The State

South Carolina Education Department study finds early schooling offsets disadvantages

Children at risk because of environment or economic status can keep pace academically with classmates — if they receive formal preschool instruction, a state Department of Education report released Tuesday says. A five-year study of child-development programs tracked 10,000 S.C. students starting at age 4 and found them capable of doing grade-level work through the early elementary years.