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Oklahoma Among States Setting Higher Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

Oklahoma's had universal pre-K for two decades. Three fourths of its 4-year-olds are in some kind of preschool program. CAP receives state and federal funding but is also supported by an Oklahoma-based Family Foundation. It only accepts kids from very low-income households, and they keep a long waiting list. The kids who go through the program are well-prepared for kindergarten, where the standards have been ratcheted up.

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