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Study: Prekindergarten Programs Can Aid Hispanic Students

April 23, 2007
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John Lyon
The Morning News, Springdale, AR

Significant achievement gaps exist between white and Hispanic students, but effective prekindergarten programs can help reduce those gaps, the head of a national task force said Monday. Speaking at a news conference at the state Capitol, Eugene Garcia of Arizona State University said the fact that Hispanic students lag behind their white classmates is a great concern because Hispanics constitute one-fifth of the nation’s children ages 8 and under.