Advocates are shying away from the politically loaded word “preschool,” instead pledging to build “a mixed-delivery system for parents with young children.”
State superintendent Sherri Ybarra touted the reading app as a free pre-K option “for all Idaho kids.” As of this month, only 343 students are on the app.
Roughly two-thirds of Idaho’s 3- and 4-year-olds are not in a pre-kindergarten program, one of the lowest enrollment rates in the nation.
The research suggests pre-K advocates “should invest time and effort in other methods that might achieve the goal of school readiness,” Education Week reported Thursday.
A Michigan foundation with a famous brand name is spending $450,000 to promote pre-K in Idaho. Here’s what the group hopes to accomplish.
The Boise lawmaker wants businesses and banks to predominately support three years of early childhood education classes.
The chairman of the Washington state Senate’s early learning and K-12 committee will speak on April 29 in Boise.
Pre-K programs can better young people for a future in anything from high-tech college majors to the military, two early education advocacy groups said Tuesday.
The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce supports a bill to establish a three-year pre-K pilot program — a proposal that has been mired in a House committee for six weeks.