Examples of pre-K in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The corrective action plan pledged to eliminate the waitlist by the start of school in September, in part by shifting some existing pre-K seats to part time in order to free up staff to serve the special education students. Steph MacHado, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 The state is already facing two lawsuits related to its universal pre-K program. Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Aug. 2023 At the time of this writing, there is only one functioning school on the west side of Maui, and that school is only able to squeeze 119 students impacted or displaced by the fires into its pre-K to 12th-grade curriculum, officials said. Victor Ordonez, ABC News, 24 Aug. 2023 According to the National Council on Teacher Quality, 40% of pre-K through 12th grade students are children of color compared with 15% of all teachers. Austindedios, oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2023 The lawsuit centers on the part of the law concerning the instruction of human sexuality in pre-K through third grade. Rachel Fradette, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Aug. 2023 The Pride and Less Prejudice campaign supplies free LGBTQ-inclusive books to classrooms from pre-K through third grade. Gisselle Medina, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 Cornerstone Christian Academy, a pre-K through Grade 8 school in Ossipee, N.H., that Alix Dorsainvil attended, posted a brief exclamatory statement on its Facebook page Wednesday to celebrate her release. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2023 At the eighteen-month point in de Blasio’s administration, tens of thousands of four- and five-year-olds had finished a year in a new program of free pre-K education. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pre-K was in 1977

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“Pre-K.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre-K. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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