Expansion of Preschool Funding Cut in Budget Compromise

An effort by Governor Steve Beshear to expand preschool services in the commonwealth did not make it into the final state budget. Beshear put a $15 million appropriation for preschool in his budget proposal. The House cut that figure in half and funded other education programs with what was left. The Senate struck all the […]

Education Leaders Meet to Discuss Preschool Initiatives

Some education and business leaders gathered today in Louisville to discuss ways to improve early childhood education in Kentucky. Robert Sexton is the Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. He says even in tight budgetary times, the General Assembly would be well-advised to increase spending on preschool programs throughout the state. “Preschool […]