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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Southwest Economy
Spotlight: Texas Pre-K Enrollment Exceeds U.S. Rate
Stephanie Gullo
Abstract

Texas since 1985 has required public school districts to offer half-day prekindergarten to 4-year-olds who meet certain criteria—and schools may extend enrollment to 3-year-olds. During the 2016–17 school year, 49.4 percent of Texas 4-year-olds were enrolled in state-backed pre-K programs, compared with 32.7 percent nationally.


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Stephanie Gullo, "Spotlight: Texas Pre-K Enrollment Exceeds U.S. Rate" , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southwest Economy, issue Q4, pages 9-9, 2018.
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