Angie is in sixth grade. She consistently wins the “best student award” for scoring 100 percent on spelling and math quizzes.No one in Angie’s family has finished high school and no one has gone to college. Angie says she is going to be the first in her family to do both of those things.
We are happy to say that Angie
is on track to fulfill her dream!
Angie is one of 737 low-income, at-risk kids who had the opportunity to participate in a Utah high-quality preschool program. When class started, 238 children tested as needing special education. After completing the preschool program, only 11 students actually needed special education. The majority of these kids simply lacked basic early learning opportunities for growth and development.
Today, Angie and her fellow preschool classmates are outperforming the other students in their grade. They haveclosed the achievement gap in math and English and are on track to graduate from high school and go on to college.
Utah taxpayers could save millions of dollars in remediation costs if more low-income kids, like Angie, had access to high-quality preschool programs.
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