Update: The state House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill early Saturday that sets up a system to drastically expand enrollment in public preschools over the next decade. The Senate passed it Saturday night.
Universal preschool initiative faces pushback in House
Democratic leadership is now reaching out to their 90 Democratic legislators to determine if they have the 76 votes needed for final passage of the plan for universal pre-K.
Democrats unveil plan, and funding, for step toward universal pre-K
Thousands of Connecticut students start kindergarten each year already trailing their peers academically because they didn’t attend preschool. Democratic legislative leaders announced Wednesday they intend to pass legislation that will pay for thousands more children to enroll in public schools’ preschool programs.
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Malloy proposes universal preschool access
The governor is proposing that every child in Connecticut have access to preschool by 2018.