January 30, 2015

Democrats in Congress Reintroduce Pre-K Legislation

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii has reintroduced the Providing Resources Early for Kids (PRE-K) Act, legislation her office says will “expand access to high-quality early learning programs for children from birth to age five.”

The PRE-K Act “helps more kids arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed by establishing a federal-state partnerships that incentivizes  states to both improve the quality of state preschool programs and expand to serve more children in need,” according to a press release.

“The investments we make in our youngest keiki are paid back in full by enhancing our nation’s competitiveness in our global economy,” Hirono. said in a statement. “Hawaii educators have told me that many kids start kindergarten already behind. Our children deserve the best chance to succeed and our educators need all the tools we can give them to put students on track to being lifelong learners.”

Read the entire piece at: http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/01/democrats-in-congress-reintroduce-pre-k-legislation/

By:  Chad Blair
Source: Civil Beat