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Oklahoma's public Pre-K program ranked among best in nation

Posted at 12:07 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 13:07:37-04

According to the National Institute for Early Education Research, Oklahoma's public Pre-K program was ranked among the best in the nation.

In their annual report "The State of Preschool 2018" Oklahoma met nine of the 10 benchmarks: staff development, class size, and a strong curriculum, among others.

"Only four states, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island, require all preschool teachers to have a bachelor’s degree and teaching certification, while also requiring salary parity between preschool and K–3 teachers," the report stated.

The report said Oklahoma was also one of seven states to met all four benchmarks that focus on process quality.

74 percent of children are enrolled in Pre-K in Oklahoma, the report said.

To read the entire report, click here.

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