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September 30, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Tommie Williams

Georgia's Pre-K Program: A sound investment in preparing children for the future

Editorial: Early Pre-K success should be expanded


August 21, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

The state hired Ohio-based Strategic Research Group to evaluate results of the three-year-old program. The report shows that children who participated in the Pre-K program performed better in reading and math in kindergarten and first grade.

Universal preschool students perform better


June 26, 2008 AccessOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsUniversal and Targeted
Greg Toppo

An ambitious public pre-kindergarten program in Oklahoma boosts kids’ skills dramatically, a long-awaited study finds, for the first time offering across-the-board evidence that universal preschool, open to all children, benefits both low-income and middle-class kids.

Report: Georgia pre-k falls behind


June 24, 2008 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Jung Eun Lee

Georgia, the first state to offer universal voluntary pre-kindergarten, has now fallen behind other states in educational programs for 4-year-olds, according to a report to be issued today.

Letter to the Editor: Preschool molds good citizens


May 30, 2008 AccessOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsUniversal and Targeted
Craig Webre

Right now, our state legislators are considering bills that would make pre-kindergarten programs available to every 4-year-old in Louisiana by the year 2013. Our state legislators must pass this bill, because quality pre-K is proven to cut future crime.

Annual child wellness report commends Tennessee’s pre-K efforts


May 22, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Associated Press

The 2007 Kids Count report by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, released early today, says the state has received national attention for its pre-K efforts. “For the past two years, Tennessee was recognized by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) as one of only six states with the highest quality Pre-K…

Editorial: A new early warning


May 15, 2008 State & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

On per-child spending and quality, the National Institute for Early Education Research in March ranked Florida 34th of 38 states that finance preschool. And Florida meets just four of the eight quality standards the group measures, lacking in training and credentials for pre-K teachers.

Editorial: Alabama’s state budgets won’t make everyone happy, but they do manage to protect and even expand some important programs


May 8, 2008 AccessEconomics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

The education budget, which the Senate will likely debate today, also would increase spending on prekindergarten by more than $9 million, almost doubling this year’s amount.

Preschooler boom signals difficulties


April 14, 2008 AccessState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Tanner Kent

Funds not up to par with increase in population

Editorial: Keep focus on early start


March 24, 2008 Economics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

There’s widespread consensus about the benefits of early education programs. Both proponents and critics agree that kids who attend preschool do better than other children in the same age who do not, particularly early on.