In late July, Mayor Greg Ballard announced a new $50 million initiative to increase access to high-quality early education. Research shows that kids who participate in such programs are more successful later in life.

The initiative also aims to reduce crime and examine practices in school discipline. To read more about the mayor’s plan and how it has been received, take a look at our stories linked below.

July

Ballard’s education plan praised for boldness

$50 million preschool push a centerpiece of Ballard’s plan to cut crime

Ballard hopes big money leads more kids to better preschools

School discipline, race data prompt Ballard’s study plan

August

Ballard takes aim at tax questions for preschool plan

September

Democrats raise doubts about Ballard’s preschool plan

Lilly rallies business leaders to back Ballard’s preschool plan

Ballard’s $50 million preschool plan in peril

PNC pledges $500,000 for preschool if Ballard’s plan prevails