Assuming a proposed pre-K pilot serves children in Indiana's most populous counties, it could cost the state around $25 million.
The proposal would require students who receive a pre-K voucher to take a kindergarten readiness assessment before entering school.
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.
Roughly 40,000 low-income 4-year-olds would qualify for preschool vouchers each year under the measure Gov. Mike Pence is proposing.
Gov. Mike Pence is taking a very different approach to shaping education policy than his predecessor.
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.
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.
Governor Mike Pence wants Indiana lawmakers to create a state-run preschool program targeted at low-income children, not a pre-K program for all children.
The legislature failed to pass a measure last session that would have created a preschool pilot program.
Automatic federal spending cuts have begun to hit Indiana’s Head Start programs, leading to reductions in staff, transportation services and student slots.