Texas official says little data on pre-K

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

AUSTIN -- The Texas Education Agency director for early childhood education says her office keeps few records on how pre-Kindergarten programs operate around the state.

Gina Day testified school districts are required to provide half-day pre-Kindergarten for some children. But she said the agency does not keep track of how many eligible children live in Texas or even how many pre-K classrooms operate around the state.

More than 600 school districts are suing the state for failing to adequately funding public schools. Day was a witness for the government explaining how pre-K programs operate in Texas.

She testified that only two people work on early childhood education at the agency after the Legislature eliminated several grant programs that supported pre-K. The state has also cut back on evaluations of those programs.

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