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August 12, 2016

 

Outgoing CEO of Eli Lilly John Lechleiter outlines the need for the access to affordable pre-k in Indiana. Eli Lilly is partnering with several other groups statewide to lobby the 2017 legislature to create pre-k scholarships for low-income families.

New Pre K Initiative Asks Legislators To Expand Scholarships

A coalition of business, philanthropy, government and education leaders will push lawmakers to expand state-funded pre-K in the upcoming legislative session.

July 7, 2016

 

A new report outlines the needs and improvements of Indiana\’s early childhood education system.

Legislators Interested In Expanding Statewide Pre-K

A new report outlines the needs and improvements of Indiana’s early childhood education system.

June 22, 2016

 

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Indiana Ranks 40th In Preschool Enrollment

Indiana ranks 40th in the nation for preschool enrollment: parents of 60 percent of Indiana’s three and four year olds say their children are not in school.

June 7, 2016

 

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Superintendent Pushes $150 Million Plan For Statewide Pre-K

The $150 million proposal to expand preschool in every district in the state would be less than one percent of the state’s annual budget.

June 2, 2016

 

In this 2014 photo Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

In Stark Change, Pence Now Interested In Fed. Pre-K Funds

In 2014, Pence stopped the Indiana Department of Education from applying for an $80 million grant that would have established a similar system.

February 11, 2014

 

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

Senate Will Hear Debate Over State Funded Pre-K Wednesday

A hearing over state funded preschool is scheduled for Wednesday after Governor Pence made it one of his legislative priorities.

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 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.

December 16, 2013

 

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 Pence ‘Coy’ On Details For 2014 Education Agenda

Gov. Mike Pence is taking a very different approach to shaping education policy than his predecessor.

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