Bob Sanborn | KERA News

Bob Sanborn

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A new report out today says Texas needs to do a better job of educating young kids. And parents also need help finding affordable, quality childcare.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

For kids to be ready for college or the workforce, educators have to start early. Several groups argued today in Dallas that the state and schools need to invest in kids even before they get to kindergarten.

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Most public high schools in Dallas aren’t measuring up, according to the latest Texas School Guide from Children At Risk. Every public school is rated in the guide from the non-profit that does education research.

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Early education is a hot topic these days and it’s about to get hotter. Texas lawmakers cut some pre-Kindergarten funding in 2011. A paper out Tuesday examines how that’s affected school districts. Some of them valued pre-Kindergarten so much they sacrificed other programs to keep it.