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Back To School: Corralling America’s Kindergarteners

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - SEPTEMBER 09: Harper Shea (5), raises her hand during her first day of kindergarten on September 9, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - SEPTEMBER 09: Harper Shea (5), raises her hand during her first day of kindergarten on September 9, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

For a lot of students, school is back in session. But for those in early childhood education, the path isn’t very clear.  

Last year, America’s public schools lost more than one million students who had been expected to enroll but didn’t show up. Most of them were younger and living in low-income neighborhoods. The biggest loss was seen in the country’s kindergarten classes

We talk about the little ones who got left behind and how to get them back on track in the first installment of our Back to School series.

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