Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill into law providing additional statewide funding for full-day kindergarten programs, which should help fill budget shortfalls in some southern Indiana school districts. Both Greater Clark County Schools and New Albany-Floyd County Schools already provide free full-day kindergarten programs to all students. It’s not required by the state,… Continue reading Indiana Governor Signs Full-Day Kindergarten Bill
Beshear says Kentucky must do everything possible to prepare children for a better start in life. “Mentally and physically, they must be ready for the education process stretching in front of them. That has been the fundamental goal of this task force,” he says.
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… Continue reading Education Leaders Meet to Discuss Preschool Initiatives