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At this rate, it will take 150 years to enroll 75 percent of U.S. kids in quality preschool


May 13, 2016
AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Valerie Strauss
The Washington Post

Universal quality pre-kindergarten has been gaining support around the country for years now, with solid research showing that it has real and lasting benefits for children — despite what critics argue. But, according to a new report, there is a real problem  — while states are making real progress, others are moving at a snail’s pace.

The National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University just released its “The State of Preschool 2015,” which details national and state-level data on preschool access and other issues. (You can read it in full here or below.) In this post, W. Steven Barnett, a Board of Governors professor and director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, writes about the report’s findings. You can also see key findings at the bottom of the post.