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Early childhood education: A strategy for closing the achievement gap
Strategies for Children, July, 2007
Boston: Strategies for Children.

This brief discusses the achievement gap that exists between low-income, minority children and higher-income, non-minority children. It outlines strategies several states have undertaken in order to narrow this gap, such as high-quality pre-kindergarten and full-day kindergarten programs. Demographic data and test scores from 6 towns in Massachusetts are presented to illustrate achievement discrepancies, and current state initiatives are examined.

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