Friday, January 24, 2014

Nell Duke quoted in article on how early education can benefit children in poverty

Tags: duke, early childhood, literacy

Nell Duke was quoted in an article in the Kansas City Star about how early education can help children who come from poor backgrounds. “Policymakers are increasingly recognizing this. Even in the face of major budget cuts, this past year the majority of states increased their funding for preschool education. By the time children reach kindergarten, there are already massive differences among them in preparedness for school and life success. If we want to reduce social inequality and improve life outcomes for many Americans, investing in early childhood education makes perfect sense.” In the article, Duke also discussed how early childhood education can provide long-term benefits and how investment in pre-school education can provide social and economic advantages throughout a liftetime.

Read the entire article here.

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