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District Wants To Use Vacant Richmond School For Head Start, But Wait Is On

A Head Start teacher at Eastview Elementary in Connersville helps a student review letters.

A proposal to use a shuttered elementary school as an early learning center is contingent on Richmond Community Schools receiving a Head Start grant. But the school district isn’t the only one with plans for the building. A charter school for diploma-seeking adults is also interested in the space, writes Brian Zimmerman for the Palladium-Item: Last summer, RCS closed […]

How Teacher Pay Affects Preschool Quality

Head Start students at Eastview Elementary in Connersville play a card game that teaches memory and matching skills.

President Obama announced last month he wants to make preschool available to every 4-year-old in the country. He’s proposed a cost-sharing program with the states to enroll more students from low- to middle-income families in high quality early childhood education. Currently Indiana is one of 11 states that doesn’t provide public money for preschool, but […]

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