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For a struggling Colorado school district, full-day preschool — and the unusual way it’s paid for — shows promise

Promising first-year results from a study of full-day preschool in a high-poverty suburban Denver school district have stoked optimism about a new financing approach officials are testing there. It’s called Pay For Success and has gained traction nationwide in recent years as a way to pay for social programs that yield long-term dividends but are expensive to launch. The struggling 9,600-student Westminster…

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