Children's commission recommends pre-K expansion

Children's commission recommends pre-K expansion

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NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth is recommending the state expand its pre-K and home visitation programs to help youth be more successful in school and life.

The commission is basing its recommendations on a policy report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count project.

The report identifies opportunity disparities between racial and ethnic groups and recommends ways to address them.

Besides pre-K and home visitation, the commission says programs like family resource centers also provide foundational opportunities for children to be successful.

The report recommends expanded and improved data collection, and encourages analysis and use of this data to yield the greatest impact on eliminating opportunity gaps.

The commission is a state agency created by the Tennessee General Assembly. Its primary mission is to advocate for improvements in the quality of life for Tennessee's children and families.

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