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January 22, 2014

 

An aide helps a student count at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus.

Why Education Officials Want One Kindergarten Readiness Exam

Indiana has a pre-K assessment now, but it isn't mandatory or widespread. That makes it hard for the state to track what preschool students are learning.

January 16, 2014

 

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Pre-K Pilot Proposal Passes House, Heads To Cautious Senate

The bill is likely to face scrutiny in the Senate where last session lawmakers scaled back a similar proposal, citing cost concerns.

January 14, 2014

 

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Breaking Down Latest Cost Estimate For Proposed Pre-K Pilot

Assuming a proposed pre-K pilot serves children in Indiana's most populous counties, it could cost the state around $25 million.

January 3, 2014

 

A heat map shows the distribution of childcare providers participating in the state's Paths to Quality program that are rated at levels 3 or 4.

Is There Access To High-Quality Pre-K In Your Zip Code?

We mapped all the top-rated pre-K providers in the Paths to Quality program — and found parts of the state where there just aren’t many high quality options.

December 31, 2013

 

Students eat an afternoon snack at Geminus Head Start in Merrillville.

How Many Kids Would Participate In A Voucher Pre-K Program?

Roughly 40,000 low-income 4-year-olds would qualify for preschool vouchers each year under the measure Gov. Mike Pence is proposing.

December 26, 2013

 

pre-k students at Busy Bees Academy

Indiana Legislators Focus on Early Childhood Education

All four state legislative leaders say an increased emphasis on providing early childhood education will be a key focus of the upcoming session.

December 19, 2013

 

Head Start students develop fine motor skills playing at the sand table in their classroom at Eastview Elementary in Connersville.

Federal Budget Deal Could Restore Some Head Start Funding

The federal budget deal awaiting President Obama's signature could restore some funding to Head Start. But that may not help all the kids who lost their slots.

December 12, 2013

 

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How Much Would Governor Pence’s Proposed Pre-K Plan Cost?

Gov. Mike Pence wants to provide preschool vouchers to low-income families. But finding the cash to pay for such a program will be tough in a non-budget year.

December 11, 2013

 

A Head Start teacher in South Bend reads to her class of 4-year-olds.

If Indiana Offers Pre-K Vouchers, Who Will Ensure Quality?

Community foundations for years have pushed for increased access to pre-K. Now Gov. Mike Pence is proposing a voucher program for low-income Hoosiers.

October 4, 2013

 

Head Start students at Eastview Elementary in Connersville play a card game that teaches memory and matching skills.

Shutdown Hasn’t Closed Any Indiana Head Start Programs Yet

Indiana's Head Start classrooms will remain open in the short term but some may close if the shutdown stretches into November.

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