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ERIC Number: ED529086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Kindergarten in the South: The Region's Comparative Advantage in Education
Southern Education Foundation
The report finds that the South leads the rest of the nation in Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) enrollment and quality today and identifies Pre-K as the region's primary "comparative advantage" in efforts to catch up with the rest of the nation in education. The report documents the various economic and educational gains that the South can realize over time if states expand their investments in state-supported, high-quality Pre-K programs for three- and four-year old children in the state. The report includes the findings of several studies undertaken during the last five years on both learning gains and cost-benefit ratios from Pre-K programs in different Southern states. The report also analyzes the uneven development of Pre-K within the South and identifies common challenges that Southern states will face in taking Pre-K to scale across the region. Pre-K Enrollment rates by Region and State are appended. (Contains 3 footnotes, and a selected bibliography.) [For the updated version, "Pre-Kindergarten in the South: Preserving the Region's Comparative Advantage in Education. Update", see ED529087. Foreword by Lynn Huntley.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation