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Coronavirus Closing Public Preschools Could Be Major Setback For Kids

A girl attends a class at home. (Photo by  Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images)
A girl attends a class at home. (Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images)

Public preschool programs, like Head Start and pre-K, are known to help close the achievement gap between low and high-income kids. Cities and states around the country have been expanding these programs in recent years with the goal to provide access for all 4-year-olds.

But the pandemic closing public schools and pre-school programs could set many children back. Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley talks with Eboni Howard, an early education researcher at the American Institutes for Research.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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