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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 »

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