Oklahoma Rises to Top 3 in Pre-K Access

Oklahoma Rises to Top 3 in Pre-K Access

April 30, 2020

According to this new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Oklahoma now ranks third in the nation on access to pre-K education for 4-year-olds. Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise: “Oklahoma’s commitment to early education is evident in the state’s eight-year strategic plan, Oklahoma Edge,” writes the Claymore Daily Progress. “The comprehensive education plan, required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), lists one of the state’s six primary goals as aligning early childhood education and learning foundations to ensure at least 75% of students are ‘ready to read’ upon kindergarten entry.”