A year after the legislature passed Gov. Bryant’s plan to require all Mississippi third-graders to be held back if they can’t read at grade level, the numbers are depressing.
The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program.
The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says a new report.
Days before President Barack Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year, a think tank with close ties to the White House is outlining a plan that would provide preschool for all children within five years.
Monday dawned dark and dreary, but Caledonia Elementary School’s new pre-kindergarten class was awash in primary colors and big grins from the four-year-olds, who have no idea they’re making history.
Less than two weeks ago, the county school board approved a limited pre-kindergarten program for the district’s neediest students, but Wednesday afternoon, they voted 4-1 to explore the possibility of expanding the program to include tuition-based preschool for students who don’t qualify for the free classes.
Friday marked the end of the school year for city students, but for preschoolers at Stokes-Beard Elementary Technology and Communication Magnet School, it was business as usual.
There’s little doubt pre-kindergarten classes have significant benefits to students, school districts and communities.
Pre-kindergarten classes will soon be a reality in the county school system. After months of discussion and research, the Lowndes County School District’s board of trustees Friday passed a motion 3-1 approving a limited pre-K program.
Pre-kindergarten classes will once again top the agenda Friday at the Lowndes County School District’s monthly meeting.