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More Support for PreK and Kindergarten Ed

More Support for PreK and Kindergarten Ed

Numbers don’t lie and the latest research released indicates that Pre-K and full-day Kindergarten education does make a difference in a child’s reading success.

Unfortunately, many of these early education programs have been slashed due to budget cutbacks. However, according to the report conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), if  school districts want to ensure reading fluency in third grade, then early childhood intervention is a must.

The report, “Starting out right: Pre-k and Kindergarten,”  followed approximately 21,500 kindergarten students from fall 1998 until spring 2007, when the students were in 8th grade. The results offered significant data to support both Pre-K and full-day kindergarten classes. The results also reported significant achievement among Hispanic and low-income students.

Read more about this story on Edweek.org.

Read the entire study report from The Center for Public Education.