MSBA continues its Top 10 list of items we think will have the biggest impact on schools. Running Monday through Wednesday this week, we’ll fill you in on our Top 10. And if anyone wants the entire analysis, just click on the MSBA Legislative Summary link below.
No. 3: Increased funding for early learning in an effort to close the achievement gap
Though universal preschool wasn’t approved, the education bill contained big increases in funding for early learning. A few include:
- $48,250,000 for Early Learning Scholarships
- $30,750,000 for School Readiness
- $10,000,000 for Head Start
- $3,500,000 for Early Childhood Rating System