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March 19, 2014

 

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Map: Which Counties Should Indiana Select For Pre-K Pilot?

The majority of Indiana counties have fewer than 10 high quality preschools. And nine counties don't have any top-rated Paths to Quality providers.

March 19, 2014

 

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Indiana Will Pay For Pre-K, But Quality Questions Remain

Indiana used to be one of 10 states that didn’t provide any state dollars for preschool — but that’s about to change.

March 17, 2014

 

Students work on art projects at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus.

Indiana Will Tap Into Existing Funds To Pay For Pre-K Pilot

Funding for Indiana’s newly-minted preschool program will come from existing appropriations and federal funds.

March 14, 2014

 

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Legislative Leaders Call Pre-K Pilot Important First Step

Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle are praising creation of a preschool pilot program as an historic achievement for Indiana.

March 11, 2014

 

Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, sits on the Indiana Senate Education Committee and chairs the Appropriations Committee.

Why Some Indiana GOP Lawmakers Aren’t Ready To Fund Pre-K

According to Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley, the governor's preferred pre-K proposal is 'a potential budget buster' for the state.

February 26, 2014

 

Gov. Mike Pence advocates for state-funded preschool at a pre-K classroom at the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis. State lawmakers have scaled back a pilot proposal Pence backed.

Governor Pence Continues Push To Restore Pre-K Pilot

Gov. Mike Pence says a preschool pilot for 1,000 students could inform summer study committees on pre-K.

February 24, 2014

 

A kindergartener at East Side Elementary in Brazil practices writing.

Senate GOP Rejects Pre-K Pilot Revival

Senate Republicans Monday rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that had been eliminated in a Senate committee last week.

February 20, 2014

 

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What’s Next For Indiana’s Kindergarten Readiness Test

Even without a legislative mandate to improve the reach of the ISTAR-KR, the kindergarten readiness test remains a priority for the Department of Education.

February 12, 2014

 

Rep. Rhonda Rhoads, R-Corydon, shakes Gov. Mike Pence's hand as he takes the podium for a speech at Indiana's first state capitol building.

Governor Backs Pre-K Proposal, But Fiscal Conservatives Wary

Gov. Mike Pence made a rare appearance at a state legislative committee hearing Wednesday to testify in favor of a preschool pilot program.

January 23, 2014

 

Students play a bingo game to help improve their counting skills at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus.

How Indiana Education Officials Want To Improve Pre-K

Even if lawmakers don't approve a pre-K voucher program this session, state education officials say there's low-cost work that can be done.

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