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  • State Budget Cuts Could Slash Early Childhood Programs

    May 15, 2012 11:27 PM

    State budget cuts could slash children's health services provided by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). This week the Senate Finance Committee will consider a $100 million budget cut to DHH that was approved by the House last week. Those cuts actually amount to some $350 million because... more »
  • Jindal early childhood coordination bill passed

    April 18, 2012 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's fragmented system of publicly funded prekindergarten and early childhood education programs will be coordinated and graded on a statewide scale. The state Senate gave final passage to the measure sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal in a 39-0 vote Tuesday, sending it to the governor's... more »
  • La. Senate backs early childhood education grades

    March 22, 2012 6:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's mishmash system of prekindergarten and early childhood education programs would be coordinated and graded on performance under a Jindal administration proposal that received unanimous backing Wednesday from the Louisiana Senate. The proposal would assign letter grades to preschools, streamline governance and pull funding for... more »

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