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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
As policymakers adopt policies for pre-K programs, they want to know that the programs are effective. Do the gains last? This brief report presents information that pre-k yields short-term academic gains; pre-k yields long-term academic gains; and pre-k yields substantial nonacademic benefits.
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Achievement Gains, Sustainability, Program Effectiveness
Hite, Jenny – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Recent studies indicate that persistent achievement gaps among children begin as early as 18 months, years before most publicly funded prekindergarten programs offer enrollment. Early childhood development necessitates more than access to pre-K at age four. Proper brain development requires adequate nutrition, access to quality healthcare, and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Early Childhood Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Current research seeks to determine if today's pre-K programs provide strong returns on investment similar to the returns from the classic 1960's High/Scope Perry Preschool Program and 1970's North Carolina Abecedarian Project. These were known for the positive academic effects that children experienced as they moved through school. Policy-makers…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Education, Evidence, Annotated Bibliographies
Hite, Jenny – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Today's researchers seek to determine if contemporary pre-K programs provide the strong return on investment found by researchers in the 1960's High/Scope Perry Preschool Program and 1970's North Carolina Abecedarian Project. Research then showed that these two programs created positive academic effects that accompanied their students as they…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Preschool Education, Cost Effectiveness, Effect Size
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, that works with 16 member states to improve pre-K-12 and higher education. SREB's many programs and initiatives share a single, powerful mission: to help the region lead the nation in educational progress. In the past year, SREB…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Accountability, Educational Policy
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Gaines, Gale F., Comp. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
"The 2009 Legislative Briefing" is a topical summary of actions during the 2009 legislative sessions that affect education in the 16 SREB states. Topics include: state budgets and the economy; tax and revenue; teacher and faculty pay raises; retirement systems; issues affecting teachers and education leaders; health and safety;…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting
Thomas, Marilyn G.; Lord, Joan M. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states are trailblazers in providing access to high-quality, state-funded pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds: last year, the majority of all 4-year-olds attending pre-kindergarten in the nation were enrolled in SREB states. The SREB region also leads the nation in setting high standards of quality for…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Educational Quality