The power of education data for Mississippi’s littlest learners

February 8, 2019 | The Hechinger Report

More Mississippi students than ever before are gaining access to high-quality early learning this year thanks to increased funding for the state’s pre-K program.

One big reason is the strong data on education outcomes that we have collected and shared in our state.

Since we began our first state-funded pre-K program four years ago with $3 million, compelling data gathered on kindergarten readiness from our Early Learning Collaboratives has demonstrated the impact and importance of high-quality early childhood education for Mississippi’s littlest learners.

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