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First Class Pre-K Helps Families

Like other schools participating in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, Birmimgham’s Glen Iris Elementary School is seeing big gains among students. (Nik Layman/Alabama NewsCenter) Isaac Gonzales was a year away from starting kindergarten and had never stepped foot in a school or day care. He didn’t know his ABCs. He didn’t recognize numbers or colors.

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Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program Continues to Lead the Nation in Quality for the Tenth Year in a Row

Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program Continues to Lead the Nation in Quality for the Tenth Year in a Row   MONTGOMERY— Alabama’s First Class Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program continues to lead the nation in quality for the tenth year in a row, according to a new study released Thursday. Alabama is one of only two states in

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