The Washington Post reports that starting next year, Virginia school districts will start collecting data from parents on the education and care that each child enrolled in kindergarten received in preschool. This data will show whether children attended private or public preschools, stayed with day-care providers or stayed home with a parent. This data collection is part of Governor Timothy M. Kaine's effort to offer publicly-provided preschool to all of the roughly 100,000 4-year-olds residing in the state. Currently, the state funds programs that serve approximately 27,000 disadvantaged children of preschool age......
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