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June 11, 2019
‘Lost opportunity’: Most 4-year-olds are left out of Indiana’s preschool expansion
Whether your 3- or 4-year-old attends prekindergarten — and how good the experience is — can often largely depend on where you live and how much money you make.
All IN 4 Pre-K
August 12, 2016
Indy business leaders promise to fight for preschool for more kids
Indiana business and civic leaders launch efforts to lobby for an expansion of preschool opportunities for Hoosier children.
June 2, 2016
Surprise! Pence is interested in federal preschool funding afterall
Less than two years ago, he declined to apply for federal preschool money.
April 1, 2016
Limited funding means thousands of poor Indy kids won’t get preschool scholarships
More than 4,200 children will enter a lottery for about 1,600 vouchers.
August 18, 2015
Decatur Township finds support from community center, school partnerships
The district has embraced the "community schools" concept, where relationships with community organizations help feed, clothe and give back to local schools.
July 31, 2015
As the state and city begin new aid programs, preschools seek to expand
Preschools are capitalizing on the momentum created by new state and city preschool programs by improving their facilities and raising their standards.
June 16, 2015
IPS ends Bridges to Success student support program
Bridges to Success, which helped more than 9,000 students in 20 IPS schools with basic needs like tutoring, mentoring and eye exams, is going away next year.
May 6, 2015
Huge demand for preschool aid far exceeds scholarships offered
More than four times as many children applied than the 1,300 scholarships available.
April 28, 2015
Foundations pledge millions for IPS school, neighborhood
School 103, the struggling school on Indianapolis's East side that will next year be run by Phalen Leadership Academy, is about to get an unexpected surge of extra cash.
March 17, 2015
Kroger expands School 46 support, add John Marshall High School
Ferebee said he is grateful for the continued support of the company in his effort to match Indiana businesses with struggling schools.
March 2, 2015
Council approves funding for Indianapolis preschool program
Paying for the program was the final decision needed to put into action what is expected to be a five-year program.
February 11, 2015
Committee OKs using reserve cash to pay for city preschool program
The funding plan will now face approval by the full Indianapolis City-County Council, which in December passed the framework for the preschool program by a wide margin.
December 1, 2014
Ballard rallies crowd for preschool before Council vote
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard cheered the city’s proposal to fund preschool for poor children with his supporters Monday night as city leaders braced for a close City-County…
September 12, 2014
Lilly rallies business leaders to back Ballard's preschool plan
Eli Lilly and Co. hosted about 50 CEOs and executives from the city's financial, health and human services and education sectors at their sprawling downtown campus and urged them to support Ballard's plan, which has been under fire from council Democrats who don't like the way the mayor wants to pay for it.
July 30, 2014
Ballard hopes big money leads more kids to better preschools
A $25 million investment into early education by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is the most recent sign of momentum for early education in the state. The mayor's announcement follows the state pumping money into preschool, Indianapolis Public Schools expanding its plans for preschool and new collaborations between private providers and charter schools.
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