Education Report Roundup

Pre-K Programs

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — August 09, 2007 1 min read

Children who participated in New Mexico’s pre-K program showed more progress in acquiring early language, reading, and math skills than their peers who were not enrolled, according to a study by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.

The study, released this month, found that the state-sponsored education initiative helped boost 4-year-olds’ vocabulary and math skills beyond the progress made by young children who did not attend the program.

“The Effects of the New Mexico PreK Initiative on Young Children’s School Readiness” is available from the National Institute for Early Education Research.

A version of this article appeared in the August 15, 2007 edition of Education Week