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  • MO: Pre-kindergarten advantage sets stage for student success
    Summary: A tiny rural Missouri district with an enrollment that's one-third economically disadvantaged uses home visits by a pre-kindergarten teacher, biweekly pre-kindergarten playgroups, community volunteers, a focus on language arts, and innovative approaches to professional development and instruction to graduate all of its students from high school on time and send almost three-quarters of them on to college.

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