Large-Scale Study Shows Power of Pre-K

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March 6, 2014

Scientists from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) today reported that Georgia’s Pre-K Program produces significant positive outcomes for children, regardless of family income level or English language skills. FPG’s research on nearly 1,200 children reveals strong results in language, literacy, math, and general knowledge for students enrolled in the state’s universal pre-k program.

“These findings demonstrate compelling evidence for the impact of Georgia’s statewide early education program on children’s school readiness skills,” said Ellen Peisner-Feinberg, the FPG senior scientist who led the evaluation. Read More