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How to Cut Crime, Alcoholism and Addiction? It’s Not Elementary, But Preschool

More than 950 of the families in the study participated in Chicago’s Child-Parent Center Education Program, the second oldest federally funded preschool program in the country, which focuses on school-readiness, including listening skills and math and reading preparation. The kids who attended preschool started at age 3-4.  Their parents were actively involved in the program. The rest of the kids in the study did not attend preschool but participated in full-day kindergarten.
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Hawaii Charter School Law Improves from 35th to 14th in Nation

Hawaii’s score increased from 74 points in 2012 to 139 points this year. Its ranking went from #35 (out of 42) to #14 (out of 43).
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