The salt Lake Tribune is reporting on a study done by the Utah Foundation showing that Colorado’s adoption of public pre-school and full day kindergarten has made positive strides in reducing the achievement gap. The study highlights that Utah used to be ranked higher on national tests than Colorado but that’s not the case any more. It also shows that only 13% of 5 year olds attend full day kindergarten in Utah while almost 75% of 5 year olds do in Colorado.
This article is interesting in light of some of the recent changes Park City schools have made with relation to offering Pre-K and full-time kindergarten at each elementary school.
Here is the report, if you are interested.