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Virginia lags behind in national push for Pre-K

May 28, 2017View for printing

Pre-school enrollment in Virginia hovers well below the national rate and even farther behind neighboring Washington D.C. and Maryland, according to a new report by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutger's University.

Across the country, nearly 1.5 million children participated in state-funded pre-kindergarten in 2016 -- an all-time high -- including 32 percent of all 4-year-olds nationwide, according to the report.

By Michael Alison Chandler

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