Georgia’s pre-K program works, study says

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.

>> LEARN MORE: See the research here.

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