Despite bipartisan support, most states mediocre in preschool participation

| January 19, 2015

January 08, 2015 • By Allie Bidwell  • U.S. News and World Report

Despite a bipartisan consensus on the importance of early childhood education, most states have a long way to go toward implementing high-quality programs and enrolling more young children, according to Education Week’s annual report on state efforts to improve education.

Education Week’s research center has published a new Early Education Index grading state participation in early education based on enrollment in such programs, poverty-based gaps in enrollment and trends over time. Overall, the nation received a D-plus on the index, and all but six states received C’s or D’s

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