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September 25, 2017
All Day
Chapel Hill, NC 27603

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Thinking Big for Small People: Why Are NC County Leaders So Enthusiastic about Pre-K for Four Year Olds?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Whether a third-grade student is proficient in reading is an important predictor of whether that child is on track to graduate from high school, enroll in post-secondary education and training, and develop high-level job skills. It is not surprising, then, that state and local officials are focused on ways to ensure more of North Carolina's children are reading on or above grade level by grade three. The halfway point between birth and grade three - pre-K for four year olds - is one effort receiving a lot of attention by policymakers, parents, education researchers, and brain scientists.