Forum focuses on Idaho pre-K prospects

Will Idaho join the 44 other states that fund pre-kindergarten programs?

An Aug. 26 City Club of Boise forum will focus on the prospects for pre-K in 2016.

City Club of BoiseSpeakers will be Rep. Christy Perry, a Nampa Republican and chairwoman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who co-sponsored a pre-K pilot bill in 2015; and Beth Oppenheimer, executive director of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children.

The luncheon forum will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Grove Hotel in Boise. Registration is due Aug. 24; to sign up, follow this link.

More reading: Here’s a closer look at the politics of pre-K, heading into the 2016 session.

Disclosure: I am chairman of the City Club’s forum committee, and in that role, I have been involved in organizing this event.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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