Prekindergarteners Left Behind: Expulsion Rates in State Prekindergarten Programs
This brief summarizes the first study ever conducted on the rate of expulsion in prekindergarten programs.
Children expelled from prekindergarten are much more likely to be ill-prepared for kindergarten and elementary school, and are likely to be among those most at risk for school failure.
Learn more about how prekindergarten students are expelled at a rate more than three times that of their older peers in K-12 grades. This report includes data for the nation as a whole as well as data for the 40 states that fund prekindergarten. The findings are based on data collected in the National Prekindergarten Study (NPS).
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This reports links to materials for state-level advocates and policymakers exploring policy related to preschool suspension and expulsion.
Statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.