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  • Louisiana wins federal grant for pre-K education

    December 10, 2014 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will receive up to $32 million in federal grant money over four years to improve preschool access for low-income children across the state. The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Louisiana was one of 18 states to get grants aimed at giving more quality educational... more »
  • Dept. of Education proposes new child care rules

    November 21, 2014 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education has proposed a new set of rules for child care centers as part of the state's effort to overhaul its pre-K system. According to the agency, the rules changes are intended to give educators more time to focus on child development... more »
  • EBR School Board considers 'universal pre-k' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 10, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School Board met Monday night to talk about a nearly $30 million plan to get every kid in preschool in Baton Rouge. Educators say it will cost them, but early childhood education is priceless and needed. East Baton Rouge Pre-School Director... more »
  • East Feliciana schools schedule registrations

    April 1, 2013 8:32 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish public school system will conduct pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration at three elementary schools this week. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at each school, starting with Slaughter Elementary on Wednesday; Clinton Elementary on Thursday; and Jackson Elementary on Friday. Children must by 4... more »
  • Pre-K openings in some EBR schools

    March 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are still some openings for pre-kindergarten students in East Baton Rouge Parish schools. The first round of the pre-k registration period, which began Jan. 28, is completed. You can find a list of elementary schools with openings still available at the district's website . ... more »
  • State seeks bids for pre-K overhaul

    February 7, 2013 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say they are soliciting bids from school districts and others for pilot projects to overhaul pre-kindergarten classes in Louisiana. The changes stem from a 2012 state law, which assigned details of the do-over to the state Department of Education and the state Board of Elementary... more »
  • Good marks for La. pre-K programs for 4-year-olds

    April 10, 2012 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report on state-funded pre-kindergarten programs around the nation gives good marks to three Louisiana programs for 4-year-olds. The National Institute for Early Education Research released the report today. The report lists 10 quality benchmarks for pre-K programs, including factors such as the education level of... more »
  • Pre-K admission begins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2012 7:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 1,600 parents are expecting to find out where their 4-year olds will go to school next year, following a new lottery program that will place children in the Parish's Pre-K program. The program, funded by federal grants, puts 4-year olds in the classroom for six... more »
  • Expansion of pre-K programs curtailed in recession

    January 17, 2012 5:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, lots of preschoolers aren't going to school to learn their ABCs. Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without attending a quality... more »
  • EBR to implement new lottery system for pre-K enrollment

    December 20, 2011 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is eliminating its first-come first-serve registration for prekindergarten and replacing it with a lottery system. From Jan. 23 to Jan. 27, parents with 3-year-old and 4-year-old children will be able to apply for one of almost 2,000 slots in... more »
  • Plea for playground equipment in Denham Springs

    October 30, 2009 4:49 PM

    State budget cuts slashed plans for new playground equipment at Southside Elementary in Denham Springs. That's why school leaders are asking local businesses for help. Right now, the playground for Pre-K students is bare. To fill it, it'll cost about $23,000. Jasper Contractors agreed to pay for equipment.... more »

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