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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

Preschool is getting a lot of attention these days. President Obama and mayors across the country are touting preschool as an important investment in the economy. As policymakers weigh the costs and benefits of “preschool for all,” they’re trying to figure out what actually works in the classroom.

One of the places they’re looking is Boston. Last year, a Harvard University study found big gains in math and vocabulary in Boston, where the preschool system spans 68 schools