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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.

November 21, 2013

 

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Legislators Name Early Childhood Education A Top Priority

The legislature failed to pass a measure last session that would have created a preschool pilot program.

November 4, 2013

 

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Report: 50 Percent Of Indiana Kids Are ‘Low-Income’

Half of Indiana children younger than 9 years old are living in low-income households, and 70 percent of low-income 3- and 4-year-olds don't go to preschool.

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