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.
Indiana used to be one of 10 states that didn’t provide any state dollars for preschool — but that’s about to change.
Funding for Indiana’s newly-minted preschool program will come from existing appropriations and federal funds.
Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle are praising creation of a preschool pilot program as an historic achievement for Indiana.
According to Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley, the governor's preferred pre-K proposal is 'a potential budget buster' for the state.
Gov. Mike Pence says a preschool pilot for 1,000 students could inform summer study committees on pre-K.
Senate Republicans Monday rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that had been eliminated in a Senate committee last week.
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.
Gov. Mike Pence made a rare appearance at a state legislative committee hearing Wednesday to testify in favor of a preschool pilot program.
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.