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Some solutions in place to close education gap, but is Utah willing to pay for them?


June 26, 2012
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Marjorie Cortez
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT

The program has given preschoolers such a leg up that by the end of third grade, they’re performing on par in math and English with peers not affected by poverty, according to an evaluation by Utah State University early childhood education researchers. The question remains, as the population changes, will there be money and political will to implement these or similar programs, or will an achievement gap widen?