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Patrick's Advisers Call Pre-K "Godless"
Another sign of discord between Lite Guv and Abbott?
"...of Tea Party consultants calling Abbott's plan for half-day pre-K "godless" and "socialistic."..."

April 22, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Full-Day Pre-K Tops School Wish List
Bipartisan support emerges for plan to fund full-day pre-kindergarten
"...this session's highly anticipated school finance reform push. Full-day pre-K has emerged with bipartisan support as a viable solution..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

AISD Expands Pre-K
Program will prep 3-year-olds for kindergarten
"...ISD has just announced a massive expansion of its pre-K program for 3-year-olds for the 2016-17 school year, giving..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Study: Everyone Benefits From Pre-K
If Texas improved and expanded its prekindergarten program to include all children, state would get $8 back for every $1 invested, new research indicates
" bases its figures on the results of Chicago's pre-K model, which set the standard for public pre-K programs..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Michael May

Where Does Gov. Perry Stand on Pre-K Funding?
"...Dear Austin Chronicle, Pre-K Now's new report, "Leadership Matters," rates each governor's commitment..."

April 30, 2008 Postmarks

The Pre-K Push
Legislation intended to expand pre-k opportunities, increase child care reimbursement rates, and improve support and training for early childhood professionals is in the works.
"...Libby Doggett, executive director of Washington, DC-based Pre-K Now and wife of Sen. Lloyd Doggett, visited a..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Introducing Austin's Pre-Gaming Beers of 2018
Some suds to keep your tailgate up to date

Aug. 31, 2018 Features Feature by Eric Puga

The Education of Greg Abbott
Attorney general in hot water over school plan
"...campaign released his latest policy document, "Educating Texans Plan: Pre-K–Third Grade." While Davis established her national reputation during last..."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Family Flight
Will AISD abandon its shrinking schools?
"...used as a professional development academy, would also become pre-K centers; Porter Middle would house two small "concept" high..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Farewell to Allan
Eastside parents watch AISD and IDEA dismantle their neighborhood school
"...Memorial High School, as IDEA starts to build a pre-K-12 in-district charter that they claim will permanently change East..."

June 1, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Varying Visions
AISD's vision for prekindergarten education and that of Austin's community of early childhood nonprofits differ significantly.
"...childhood nonprofits. In a paper titled "Ensuring High Quality Pre-K Services: A Vision for Our Children's Future," endorsed by..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Minority Report

June 21, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
"...trustees voted Monday to move 143 Wooldridge Elementary School pre-K students to the Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten Demonstration School. Pre-K..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature

'At the Snap of a Finger'
Anti-IDEA activists keep up due diligence for AISD
" start with kindergarten through second grade, or even pre-K. Even the kindergarteners through second graders in the Allen..."

Feb. 1, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Future's Still Bright
Barbara K, the woman who turned down $900,000

Nov. 24, 2000 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Explosive Dynamic Super Smash Hits!
Remembering ultimate cheese label K-tel

May 4, 2001 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Rep. Donna Howard on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Let’s target some new money toward childhood literacy, toward high school success, toward teacher quality – the kind of things that research shows make a difference”
"...I also think we should fund full-day quality pre-K for eligible students. It's not universal pre-K, because a..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Birth of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: the early years

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fixing the Gap
Mayors tackle school finance at SXSWedu
"...Sacramento encourages day care providers to upgrade to full pre-K facilities. Similarly, Taylor's predecessor, current Housing and Urban Devel­opment..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Goes to School: Education Bills
"...HB 4, by Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Kingwood: Access to pre-K education is one of the great indicators of student..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Abbott's STAAR Idea
Gubernatorial hopefuls battle it out over education plans
"...on Abbott's March 31 policy platform, "Educating Texans Plan: Pre-K–Third Grade." After calling the attorney general out for citing white..."

April 18, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Options for Allan: What & When?
"...• Pre-K center..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Will Texas Do Better?
Ongoing lawsuits are keeping everything in limbo, but after that …
"...of the big victims of last session's cuts was pre-K education, and two bills – SB 76 by Sen...."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Administration Proposes Changes for 2012
A breakdown of what's in store for the next school year
"...2) Remaining Barrington Elementary pre-K students would be transferred to Reilly Elementary...."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD 'Efficiency' Study: Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered?
An efficiency study commissioned by AISD comes back with some surprising recommendations
"...number of field trips, $18 million by cutting full-day pre-K to the state-mandated minimum half-day, and $31 million by..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
"...PRE-K DAY AT THE CAPITOL Bring the kids, and join..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature

'Texas Monthly' Legislative Top 10s
Best and worst of the Lone Star State
"...Early Childhood Education Coalition does hail the expansion of pre-K eligibility to include children in the foster-care system this..."

June 22, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Springs elementaries and Lucy Read professional development academy into pre-K centers. After accounting for buses to send the repurposed..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature

News Roundup: Death and Lawsuits
Ken Paxton has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
"...headlines after calling Gov. Greg Abbott's plan for extended pre-K funding "godless" and "socialistic", but then seemingly disappeared after..."

July 6, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Lege Lines: Gov. Abbott Takes the Stage
Abbott delivers the State of the State and lawmakers get a per diem boost
"...1) Extra funding for quality pre-K programs (though, with only $182 million more cash proposed,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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