Editorial: Districts on right path for preschool

As we stated in this space about a month ago, well-designed preschool programs lead to long-term improvements in school success, including higher achievement test scores, lower rates of grade repetition and special education, and higher educational attainment.

Other benefits include reduced delinquency and crime in childhood and adulthood.

That was part of the message in a March 22 editorial about plans to expand a preschool program at Seymour-Redding Elementary School fueled in part with a $100,000 grant from the Jackson County Education Coalition.

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