Gov Mike Pence called on lawmakers to reinsert a pilot program to to help low income children begin early learning programs into a bill that now would only study preschool.
One of Gov. Mike Pence’s top legislative priorities, a preschool pilot program, appears to have been stymied for 2014.
In 2011, Indiana’s then-Gov. Mitch Daniels made education a major focus of his legislative agenda, unveiling four major bills that tackled many education hot buttons — teachers, unions, charter schools, and vouchers. But, as advocates quickly pointed out, Daniels had overlooked another favored policy: early childhood education.
Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz said schools might not have to make up all the days they’ve missed because of poor weather if they can present a workable plan to make the time up by adding to the school day or even by having students make up work online.
House Speaker Brian Bosma endorsed Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to establish Indiana’s first state-funded preschool program Wednesday, but there was just one problem.
Gov. Mike Pence knows that some of his 2014 education proposals for the Indiana legislature could be costly.