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Published on Jul 5, 2016
West Virginia is one of just a handful of states that offers preschool to every 4-year-old in the state. The program was featured in a recent report by the Learning Policy Institute. Lloyd Jackson, the vice president of the West Virginia State Board of Education, said too many children live in unfortunate situations in the mostly-rural state, and advocates believed it was best to have a broad-based voluntary program open to all preschoolers. To hear Jackson explain it, failing to fund preschool may be penny-wise, but pound foolish. ____________________
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