The bill looking to expand state funded pre-k also allocates $1 million for in-home digital preschool learning.
Republicans rejected several attempts by Democrats Wednesday to increase pre-K funding.
The struggle between a Republican governor advocating for pre-K funding and a reluctant Republican-held legislature is a familiar one in Indiana.
The second half of the legislative session begins this week, and the House and Senate have two very different bills to expand state funded pre-K.
In a 41-9 vote, state senators pushed ahead a two-year, $32 million proposal that would begin a modest expansion of state-funded preschool in July 2017.
Senate lawmakers rejected or scaled back two of Governor Eric Holcomb’s top priorities this week.
How Hoosiers are being impacted by the immigration order, a proposal to expand Pre-K and how an 8-year-old is using a favorite hobby to help refugees.
Proposed legislation to expand the state’s publicly funded preschool program is tangled up in the ongoing feud over private school vouchers.
Holcomb's agenda includes a 20-year road plan with potential tax increases, expanded pre-k and making the State Superintendent an appointed position.
State and local officials met at Summit Elementary in Bloomington Friday to discuss the importance of educating children before they even start school.