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‘Report Card’ Gauges State Preschool Efforts


February 25, 2004
State & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Linda Jacobson
Education Week

A new “report card” on state-financed preschool programs concludes that states still have a long way to go to provide young children with high-quality educational experiences before they start kindergarten. While the report issued last week by the National Institute for Early Education Research, in New Brunswick, N.J., doesn’t give states a grade or a score, it does compare them with other states on a number of measures.