The pre-kindergarten programs of North Carolina and Alabama have been rated the nation's best by the National Institute for Early Education Research.
Alabama Governor Bob Riley announced Wednesday that Alabama and North Carolina shared the top spot in meeting all quality standards in pre-k.
Marquita Davis, Alabama's Commissioner of the Department of
Children's Affairs, said Alabama and North Carolina are the only states that meet all 10 of the institute's standards for high quality pre-k.
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