Category Archives: Policy Goals

It’s Time to Invest In AR Kids, Pre-K Works

Pre-K is PROVEN to be the most powerful tool we have to boost student reading and achievement for a lifetime. Unfortunately we can’t serve the children who need it most, because pre-K hasn’t seen a cost of living increase since 2007. Call Governor Hutchinson at 501-682-2345 and ask him to support a $16 million funding increase for quality pre-K.

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Using NSLA Funds to Boost Learning and Fight Poverty

NSLA funding (also known as ‘poverty funding’) is named after the National Student Lunch Act because the funding each district gets is determined by the number of students who receive free and reduced meals.  The funds are intended for programs which help low-income students overcome barriers and succeed in school.

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Expanding Quality Afterschool & Summer Programs

Quality afterschool and summer programs inspire kids to learn by providing hands-on, engaging learning experiences that improve academic skills, foster better attitudes toward school, increase attendance rates, and help with social and emotional development.

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The DREAM Act: Opportunity for ALL Students

The DREAM Act would allow ALL Arkansas students who have completed at least three years of high school in the state to pay affordable in-state tuition rates at Arkansas colleges and universities.  This would expand access for over 9,000 students.

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