Study finds that preschool boosts performance of N.J. children

07/14/2009 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

Only 5.3% of New Jersey students from low-income areas who attended state-funded preschool for two years had to repeat kindergarten or first grade, according to a study. Among students who did not attend preschool, 10.7% repeated the grades. School officials say offering preschool and preventing grade repeats could save districts $15,000 per child.

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