Lawmakers killed a bill to lower the compulsory school age, but other state officials and groups plan to bring back the conversation in future years.
The majority of Indiana counties have fewer than 10 high quality preschools. And nine counties don't have any top-rated Paths to Quality providers.
Indiana used to be one of 10 states that didn’t provide any state dollars for preschool — but that’s about to change.
Funding for Indiana’s newly-minted preschool program will come from existing appropriations and federal funds.
Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle are praising creation of a preschool pilot program as an historic achievement for Indiana.
According to Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley, the governor's preferred pre-K proposal is 'a potential budget buster' for the state.
Gov. Mike Pence says a preschool pilot for 1,000 students could inform summer study committees on pre-K.
Senate Republicans Monday rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that had been eliminated in a Senate committee last week.
Even without a legislative mandate to improve the reach of the ISTAR-KR, the kindergarten readiness test remains a priority for the Department of Education.
Gov. Mike Pence made a rare appearance at a state legislative committee hearing Wednesday to testify in favor of a preschool pilot program.