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Georgia’s pre-k gets an A


May 11, 2007 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Diane R. Stepp

Kids more successful for years

Guest Column: Pre-K Is Getting Noticed


March 7, 2007 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish

The science is conclusive: Children that participate in high-quality early education programs are more likely to graduate high school, go on to college, and maintain meaningful employment. A recent five-state study conducted by the National Institute for Early Education Research found substantial early language, math and reading gains among children who received state-funded Pre-K education…

Preschool students show improved skills, study says


January 26, 2007 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
John Lyon

Students enrolled in the Arkansas Better Chance program show significant improvement in math, vocabulary and reading skills, according to a Rutgers University study released Thursday. “We wanted to celebrate the success, and we wanted to point out that we can’t stop now,” Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference announcing the results of the…

New Study Boosts Centers for Kids


July 15, 2004 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Susan DeFord

'Judy' Programs Credited in Closing Achievement Gap

Editorial: Poorer schools improve but much work remains


March 30, 2004 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

And according to a study released last week by the Early Learning Improvement Consortium, progress is what New Jersey is getting, even though the gains have been painfully modest. Most significant, children who reach kindergarten through the court-ordered program are showing better language and literacy skills than before, despite the fact that they still rank…

Study: preschool children better prepared for kindergarten than peers without preschool


March 28, 2004 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
The Associated Press

Children who attend preschool for two years are twice as likely as children with no preschool experience to have the language, literacy and math skills needed to be ready for kindergarten, a state study to be released Monday says. The aim [of the study] was to determine how many children in the state’s poorest school…

‘Report Card’ Gauges State Preschool Efforts


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

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…

Editorial: We’re doing something right


February 23, 2004 AccessQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

A study done by Rutgers University’s National Institute for Early Education Research ranked New Jersey’s court-ordered preschool program among the three best in the country. The study measured investment, not outcomes — New Jersey’s program is still to young for such analysis — but it showed New Jersey leading the pack in providing preschool for…

Oklahoma gets top rank in preschool report


February 19, 2004 AccessState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
The Associated Press

Oklahoma ranks No. 1 for providing youngsters access to state-financed preschool programs, according to a nationwide study released today. Oklahoma and Georgia, which had a 55 percent enrollment figure last year, provided far more access to preschool programs than any other state.

Report finds preschool failings


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

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