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Report: Preschool gains are gone by grade 3

June 19, 2013
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Mary Stegmeir
The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA

The study was prepared for Iowa’s Department of Education by the American Institutes for Research, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.  It compared the academic performance of students who attended the state’s preschool program to those who had not. The report focused on a single class of students — those children enrolled in 2007-08, the program’s first year.