Study: Students in Louisiana pre-K showed long-term benefits

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Students who took part in Louisiana’s program for 4-year-olds from low-income households showed benefits throughout high school.

That’s according to a new study that reviewed the performance of the program’s students. The Advocate reports the study was released by the Council for A Better Louisiana.

It compared students in the taxpayer-financed LA 4 program with children who did not attend prekindergarten classes.

The review focused on 40,000 students. It showed the LA 4 children outperformed their peers in most subjects in the fourth- and eighth-grade and in high school.

The children who participated in the prekindergarten children scored higher on the ACT college readiness test.

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