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Can successful preschool programs work outside public schools?

It has been well established, as Jane Waldfogel noted in her article in this issue, that preschool can improve child academic achievement and reduce inequality. The next question, then, is whether successful programs can be scaled up to reach a broader population. In this article, I look at a pilot program to expand the Boston Public School’s prekindergarten model to community-based preschools.


Early Childhood Care & Education, Education & Training, Inequality & Mobility, Intergenerational Poverty