Category Archives: Pre-K

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.


Improving Access to High-Quality Pre-K

We know that high quality pre-K programs help our kids stay on track for literacy and other skills later in school.  To ensure every child has an opportunity to learn, we need all our kids to have access to high quality Pre-K.

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Arkansas OTL Policy Goals for 2013

  • Increasing Access to High Quality Pre-K

  • Expanding Afterschool and Summer Programs

  • Improving Teacher/Administrator Preparation & Development

  • Passing the Arkansas DREAM Act

  • Increasing Parent, Student, Community and School Partnerships

  • Modernizing Career and Technical Education

  • Spend funding for low-income students on programs that are proven to boost student achievement