My view: High quality preschool closes achievement gap for at-risk children

01 October 2012 Published in What's New?

The Education Interim Committee on Sept. 19 heard and discussed research based on Granite School District's high quality Title I preschool program. The research proved the program was successful in addressing school readiness, closing the achievement gap for at-risk children and reducing special education costs.

Sen. Aaron Osmond initially drafted the piece of legislation in 2011 based on research started by Mark Innocenti, director of the Early Intervention Research Institute at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, and continued as part of United Way of Salt Lake's Collective Impact partnership with Voices for Utah Children, Granite School District and Goldman Sachs.

pdfHigh quality preschool closes achievement gap for at-risk children (Deseret News, 9-30-12)