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Report finds preschool failings

February 19, 2004
Quality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Karen Rouse
The Denver Post

State official says looking at numbers doesn't tell whole story

Insufficient funding and a lack of mandatory standards for teachers mean Colorado is failing its thousands of preschoolers, according to a researcher with the National Institute for Early Education Research. Colorado met only four out of 10 critical benchmarks used by the institute to determine whether states have quality standards for preschoolers, mostly 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a report released by the institute this week.