Study: La. ranks 15th in U.S. for preschool enrollment

Published: May. 11, 2015 at 7:58 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2015 at 8:09 PM CDT
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(WVUE) - About 32 percent of Louisiana's 4-year-olds are enrolled in preschool programs, which puts the state at 15th in the nation for early education enrollment.

Louisiana spends $90 million per year on preschool programs, the 16th highest in the U.S.

The data comes from a study by the National Institute for Early Education Research, which notes that Louisiana is implementing plans to increase the number of 4-year-olds in school, but raises questions about how well those efforts will be funded.

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