In late July, Mayor Greg Ballard announced a new $50 million initiative to increase access to high-quality early education. Research shows that kids who participate in such programs are more successful later in life.
The initiative also aims to reduce crime and examine practices in school discipline. To read more about the mayor’s plan and how it has been received, take a look at our stories linked below.
Ballard’s education plan praised for boldness
$50 million preschool push a centerpiece of Ballard’s plan to cut crime
Ballard hopes big money leads more kids to better preschools
School discipline, race data prompt Ballard’s study plan
Ballard takes aim at tax questions for preschool plan
Democrats raise doubts about Ballard’s preschool plan
Lilly rallies business leaders to back Ballard’s preschool plan
Ballard’s $50 million preschool plan in peril
PNC pledges $500,000 for preschool if Ballard’s plan prevails