Creative State Pre-K Policies Offer Smart Federal Opportunities


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Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offers an opportunity to invest in programs with the greatest educational and economic benefits. Members of Congress should look to states for flexible, innovative, bipartisan strategies to gradually grow pre-k programs. This brief highlights some of the most promising state efforts to fund high-quality Pre-K programs and offers recommendations to help federal policy makers support and encourage greater expansion.