Research Supports President's Call for Expanded Pre-School

02/14/2013 - In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for universal access to preschool for American children.

"Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road," Obama said. 

The Pew Charitable Trusts completed its 10-year campaign to advance high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds in 2011. Through its successes, Pre-K Now changed the national conversation about pre-k education, and in its final report, challenged the nation’s policy makers to transform public education by moving away from the current K-12 system to pre-K-12.

To read reports and other resources, visit the Pre-K Now campaign website.

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