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March 2, 2015
Council approves funding for Indianapolis preschool program
Paying for the program was the final decision needed to put into action what is expected to be a five-year program.
February 11, 2015
Committee OKs using reserve cash to pay for city preschool program
The funding plan will now face approval by the full Indianapolis City-County Council, which in December passed the framework for the preschool program by a wide margin.
February 9, 2015
City-County Council begins debate about how to pay for preschool
The plan for a $40 million public-private partnership between the city, businesses and philanthropy groups to provide preschool for 1,000 poor children passed the council by a wide margin in December after months of compromise between council Democrats and Republican Mayor Greg Ballard, who was blocked by Democrats when he first pitched the idea for a similar program last summer.
December 11, 2014
Ballard signs city preschool ordinance (update)
Major gifts include $2 million from Lilly, and $1 million each from Indiana University Health, Cummins and Anthem, the company said.
December 1, 2014
Ballard rallies crowd for preschool before Council vote
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard cheered the city’s proposal to fund preschool for poor children with his supporters Monday night as city leaders braced for a close City-County…
October 13, 2014
Ballard's preschool plan may have new life in city budget
Mayor Greg Ballard’s plan to provide preschool to 1,300 low-income Indianapolis children next year may not be dead after all. The Indianapolis City-County Council…
September 12, 2014
Lilly rallies business leaders to back Ballard's preschool plan
Eli Lilly and Co. hosted about 50 CEOs and executives from the city's financial, health and human services and education sectors at their sprawling downtown campus and urged them to support Ballard's plan, which has been under fire from council Democrats who don't like the way the mayor wants to pay for it.
May 28, 2014
With science mentoring competition win, Indy hopes to inspire
Indianapolis' proposal beat out plans from 45 other cities to earn the city a share of $1 million in privately raised dollars through the US2020 City Competition. It was one of just seven cities picked to earn financial, consulting and staff support to launch its plan.
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