A new study finds that Georgia’s pre-K program is effective.
The multi-year study by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was commissioned by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning -- the agency that runs the pre-k program -- at the request of the Georgia General Assembly.
“Children exhibited significant growth during their pre-k year across all domains of learning, including language and literacy skills, math skills, general knowledge, and
behavioral skills,” the authors concluded.
Spanish speakers -- the largest language-based student subgroup in the state -- showed gains, as well.
The lottery-based program serves about 60 percent of 4-year-old children.
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