States With the Best and Worst Early Education

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45. Indiana
> Share of 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in pre-K: 41.2% (10th lowest)
> Total annual pre-K spending: $12.0 million (14th lowest)
> Pre-K spending per 3-4 yr. old: $69 (9th lowest)
> 4th graders proficient in reading: 40% (9th highest)
> Child poverty rate: 21.0% (18th highest)

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44. Utah
> Share of 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in pre-K: 42.9% (20th lowest)
> Total annual pre-K spending: $9.3 million (13th lowest)
> Pre-K spending per 3-4 yr. old: $90 (11th lowest)
> 4th graders proficient in reading: 40% (9th highest)
> Child poverty rate: 13.0% (7th lowest)

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43. Ohio
> Share of 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in pre-K: 44.4% (24th lowest)
> Total annual pre-K spending: $75.3 million (25th highest)
> Pre-K spending per 3-4 yr. old: $270 (16th lowest)
> 4th graders proficient in reading: 38% (18th highest)
> Child poverty rate: 21.0% (18th highest)

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42. Virginia
> Share of 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in pre-K: 48.4% (18th highest)
> Total annual pre-K spending: $68.9 million (24th lowest)
> Pre-K spending per 3-4 yr. old: $330 (18th lowest)
> 4th graders proficient in reading: 43% (4th highest)
> Child poverty rate: 15.0% (14th lowest)

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41. Tennessee
> Share of 3-4 yr. olds enrolled in pre-K: 37.8% (6th lowest)
> Total annual pre-K spending: $86.6 million (22nd highest)
> Pre-K spending per 3-4 yr. old: $523 (23rd lowest)
> 4th graders proficient in reading: 33% (16th lowest)
> Child poverty rate: 24.0% (9th highest)