Pre-K Rises as State Priority, Studies Show

Publication: Education Week

09/29/2004 - Early education’s star is rising in some state legislatures and in Congress, two reports issued this month suggest. Despite continuing economic uncertainty, 15 states increased their preschool funding by $205 million for fiscal 2005, a nationwide study by the Trust for Early Education found. The added spending will allow 60,000 more 3- and 4-year-olds to attend early-education programs this fall -- a 17 percent increase from 2001.Go to the article on Education Week -- Pre-K Rises as State Priority, Studies Show. 

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