Posts tagged pre-k

March 1, 2014

 

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Legislature Looks At Pre-K, Abortions And Alcohol Sales

This week's debate focused on a proposed pre-k pilot program and an abortion bill that requires doctors to report their information to the state.

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 19, 2014

 

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Legislators Poised To Eliminate Pre-K Pilot Program

A pilot program aimed at providing pre-k for low-income kids was stripped out of a bill Wednesday. The program was replaced with a mandated study of the issue:

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.

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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Governor Touts Tax Reduction, Pre-K Plan In State Of State

Gov. Mike Pence re-emphasized his proposed initiatives for a pre-k voucher program and touched on the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

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 9, 2014

 

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Indiana House Education Panel OKs Pre-K Voucher Proposal

The proposal would require students who receive a pre-K voucher to take a kindergarten readiness assessment before entering school.

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