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State Announces Pre-K Expansion Counties

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Low-income families in 15 counties will soon be able to use state money to send their 4-year-old children to preschool. Indiana’s first pre-K pilot included five counties – some urban and some rural. One of the additional counties is Delaware, where Carrie Bale runs the By5 Early Childhood Initiative. She says while she’s glad for […]

What To Expect From A Pre-K Expansion This Legislative Session

When the General Assembly convenes for the 2017 legislative session, expanding state funded pre-K will be a top priority. Legislative leaders have already said they are motivated to expand the pilot program, On My Way Pre-K, which provides tuition scholarships to a limited number of low-income 4-year-olds – 1,792 are enrolled this year. There are still questions about how far the expansion will […]

Legislative Leaders Agree On Expanding State-Funded Pre-K

Legislative leaders outlined their priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Monday, and all agreed they want to expand the state’s pre-K scholarship program. The question that will face the full General Assembly is how much it will be expanded. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders from both chambers agree state funded pre-K should be a priority in […]

The Road To Affordable Pre-K In Indiana

In the landscape of Indiana education politics, it’s rare to find a topic people on opposite political and ideological sides agree on. But over the last few years, one such topic has come forward: affordable pre-k. Most of the people working toward this goal agree the state should offer funding to make that possible. But opinions diverge there, over […]

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