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By Maureen Kelleher — August 09, 2011 1 min read

A report from a national advocacy group highlights five districts where prekindergarten has been at the center of school turnaround efforts.

The Washington-based Pre-K Now examines districts in Whitley County, Ky.; Pittsburgh; St. Charles, Mo.; Guilford County, N.C.; and Fresno County, Calif. Current guidelines for federal School Improvement Grants permit full-day kindergarten and pre-K to be strategies for “transformation” schools, but the report calls for the program to “explicitly include funding for comprehensive P-3 strategies.”

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A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2011 edition of Education Week as School Improvement

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