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Despite the Current Economic Situation, Most States Are Increasing or Maintaining Their Funding of Pre-Kindergarten Programs


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A NEW REPORT FROM PRE-K NOW--A CAMPAIGN OF THE PEW CENTER ON THE STATES--FINDS THAT 29 STATES, PLUS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, HAVE DECIDED TO INCREASE, OR HOLD STEADY, THEIR FUNDING FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION--EVEN IN THE FACE OF HISTORIC BUDGET-GAPS.  PRE-K NOW'S PROJECT DIRECTOR, MARCI YOUNG, EXPLAINS...

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WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE CURRENT DIRE ECONOMIC-SITUATION, THIS IS A VICTORY FOR MORE THAN ONE-MILLION FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ENROLLED IN PRE-K.  ACCORDING TO OUR 'VOTES COUNT' REPORT, LEGISLATORS ADDED DOLLARS FOR EXISTING PRE-K INITIATIVES IN 13 STATES, AND APPROVED NEW PROGRAMS IN TWO OTHERS--CREATING A MODEST NATIONAL GAIN IN FUNDING, DESPITE CUTS IN 10 STATES.  MOST LAWMAKERS RECOGNIZE THAT QUALITY PRE-K SHOULD BE A CORE PRIORITY--BECAUSE IT PROVIDES BOTH LASTING BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN, AND STRONG ECONOMIC-RETURNS ON INVESTMENT FOR TAXPAYERS.  A TOUGH ECONOMY IS EVEN MORE REASON [WHY] STATES SHOULD INVEST IN HIGH-QUALITY PRE-K.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REPORT, VISIT "PEW-CENTER-ON-THE-STATES"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"PRE-K-NOW".



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