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More schools try to give 4-year-olds extra edge


June 16, 2002
OutcomesState & Local
Charles Lussier
The Advocate, Baton Rouge

Louisiana is six months into a major expansion of its previously limited commitment to preschool. Educational research from states offering similar programs suggests that students who enroll in pre-kindergarten, especially children who live in poor families, have an advantage over others who wait until kindergarten or later.