Kids in poverty benefit from pre-K, study shows

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A 10-year study of children in the Clarke County School District shows that those who live in poverty show higher academic achievement if they have been enrolled in pre-kindergarten. The study of about 500 kids, led by researchers in the College of Education, showed that at-risk children who attend pre-K outperformed their peers in kindergarten and first grade reading and math. In addition those children continued to outperform their peers in reading and language arts throughout elementary and middle school, and were more likely to stay in school.