Study finds Latino children in Illinois lag in preschool enrollment

11/16/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Latino children in Illinois are less likely to be attending preschool, leading to concerns that they could fall behind their peers, according to a study. About 35% of Latino children statewide attend preschool, compared with 66% of white children and 54% of African-American children. Researchers have found that Latino children begin to fall behind as early as age 2, and the achievement gap is equivalent to six months of kindergarten instruction.

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