Iowa Preschoolers Lose Academic Gains

A state report says early academic gains by children in Iowa's preschool program have been lost by third grade. The report says the preschool students made modest gains on a school readiness assessment, but the program impact vanishes later in reading and mathematics. Iowa Education Department Director Jason Glass says the study echoes a 2012 report that shows children in the federal Head Start program don't retain long-lasting increases in achievement. Glass says the report issued Wednesday shows the state should develop better instruction for its Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program.

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