Serving our Children in No Child Left Behind
Title I Directors' Conference
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Why is Preschool Important?
- 68% of low-income 4th graders cannot read at the proficient level. (NAEP, 2000)
- 90% chance that a poor reader at the end of 1st grade will be a poor reader at the end of 4th grade. (Juel, 1988)
- A majority of reading problems can be prevented in preschool and the early grades. (NRC, 1998)