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Resolve 'early learning' issues first


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2013

~~<p>As a policy goal, the campaign to expand access to preschool is a good one, and making use of Hawaii's existing network of private preschools is logical.</p>
<p>Standing behind early learning programs, or what the administration of Gov. Neil Abercrombie calls &quot;school readiness,&quot; is a great deal of research indicating that children who enter kindergarten with quality preparation perform better in the classroom. It is not a silver bullet, and reinforcement is essential to continued progress, but it is foundational.</p>
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As a policy goal, the campaign to expand access to preschool is a good one, and making use of Hawaii's existing network of private preschools is logical.

Standing behind early learning programs, or what the administration of Gov. Neil Abercrombie calls "school readiness," is a great deal of research indicating that children who enter kindergarten with quality preparation perform better in the classroom. It is not a silver bullet, and reinforcement is essential to continued progress, but it is foundational. Login for more...



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