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A Push for Better Early Education in Nevada

In Nevada there are a number of early education programs that have shown success. The problem state officials are finding however, is that while some programs show significant progress there isn't enough being done to reach more kids across the state who need Pre-kindergarten education. In Nevada, less than two percent of kids get state funded Pre-kindergarten education. And more than half of Pre-kindergarten kids in Nevada aren't in any kind of program.

Meantime, many researchers are finding that Hispanic students stand to benefit the most from Pre-K education but nationally access for Latinos students lags behind Black and White students. We discuss how to create stronger Pre-k programs and create better access in Nevada.

Jude Joffe-Block, reporter, Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk
Lucy Flores, Nevada Assemblywoman, District 28
Ellen Friede, Sr VP of Education and Research, Acelero Learning
Margot Chappell, Dir, Head Start Collaboration and Early Childhood Systems Office, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

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