Kansas ranked in the bottom 10 in states with best and worst early education systems

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new study says Kansas is at the bottom of the heap when it comes to getting kids ready for school.

The personal finance website WalletHub released their 2019 "States with the Best and Worst Early Education Systems" Tuesday morning, and ranked Kansas as #46.

Rankings were made based on the share of school districts that offer Pre-K programs, number of Pre-K quality benchmarks met and total reported spending per child enrolled in a Pre-K program.

Kansas ranked top 20 when it comes to Pre-K access. However, it was nearly dead last in the quality measurement.

The report put Nebraska in the top spot. Massachusetts, North Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi and Indiana rounded out the bottom five.

Back in late July, WalletHub released their findings on their "States with the Best and Worst School Systems," and put Kansas #20 on that list.