Impact of High-Quality Pre-K on K-12 Education
Posted by Pre-K for PA on November 3, 2014
Pennsylvania stands to reap significant benefits in the form of reduced costs to taxpayers and the state budget as a result of expanded access to pre-kindergarten programs for the commonwealth’s 3- and 4-year-olds. That’s according to new research released by Pre-K for PA and conducted by The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The report outlines how investment in high-quality pre-k benefits K-12 school systems by reducing the need for special education programs and grade repetition, and producing fewer behavioral problems in school. Pennsylvania schools currently spend a significant amount of time and money helping children catch up who arrive for kindergarten unprepared – both academically and socially.
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