NEW YORK (WWTI) — According to a recent WalletHub study, New York has been ranked ninth-worst for the quality of early education. The study compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C. across 12 key metrics.

States were measured on the share of three and four-year-olds enrolled in early education, income requirements for state pre-K eligibility, reported spending per child enrolled, total state head start program spending per child enrolled, and monthly child care co-payment fees as a percent of family income.

Specific rankings for New York included:

No. 28: Income requirement for state prekindergarten eligibility No. 21: Total reported spending per preschool child No. 29: Share of school districts offering state prekindergarten program No. 17: Prekindergarten program growth No. 36: Change in state spending per

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