Illinois gets good grades in annual pre-school report

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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 23: General atmosphere prior to KinderCare Pre-School teacher Kimberly Bouchie being presented with a check for $10,000 for winning the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award at KinderCare Learning Center on September 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe)

Illinois graded well in this year’s State of Pre-School report.

The state his 8 out of 10 benchmarks that include specialized teacher training and appropriate class sizes.

Funding for students also increased to about $4,200, up from $3,400 last year.

Illinois also received praise for being just one of three states to require bilingual certification for lead teachers working with dual language learners.

You can read the full report here.

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