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Report: Nevada Slipping in Pre-K Program Funding

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A new report shows Nevada isn't spending as much on preschool programs as it once did one decade ago.

According to the National Institute for Early Education Research, Nevada's spending has fallen by more than $1,700 per student, dropping the Silver State from 20th place ten years ago to 34th place in 2012.

The report also looked at the number of students enrolled in pre-K programs.

While that number has improved over the last decade, we are still ranked toward the bottom nationwide with just 1% of three year olds attending and just 3% of four year olds.

Right now, state lawmakers including Governor Brian Sandoval are pushing for all-day kindergarten in Nevada. The governor has outlined millions of dollars in his budget to help expand that program, something that will be decided by this year's legislature.

To read the pre-K report yourself, just go to http://nieer.org/sites/nieer/files/Nevada_0.pdf

 

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