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Maryland General Assembly
Pre-K must be a higher priority
Pre-K must be a higher priority

Pre-kindergarten "gave the children a taste of what was coming," declares S. Sufrin, a kindergarten teacher at Arlington Elementary/Middle School in Northwest Baltimore. ("New assessments show half of Maryland's students ready for kindergarten," May 20) Children and parents throughout the state already have a taste of the benefits quality pre-K provides. Nearly 5,000 Baltimore City Public Schools students are enrolled in pre-Kindergarten. About 59 percent of the city's kindergarten students whose school-readiness skills were recently measured have attended pre-kindergarten. Those students were the second-highest performers, after students who attended...