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Alabama Governor's Early Childhood Education Leadership Summit

ASRA was a proud convening partner of the Alabama Governors Early Childhood Education Leadership Summit on February 19, 2015. The Summit, which will be broadcasted this Spring on Alabama Public Television, united various state agencies and nonprofits responsible for Alabamas early childhood education to celebrate the states achievements and establish a unified vision.The Summit was organized by A+ Education Partnership; the Alabama Association of Licensed Early Care and Education (AALECE); the A...

Alabama Governor pledges to fully fund pre-k by end of second term

During his inauguration address today, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley pledged to make Alabamas high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten program available for all families by the end of his second term.

Alabama pre-k gets $17.5 million in federal grants

MONTGOMERY (AP) Alabama's small, but highly rated pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds will be growing because of a federal grant announced today.

Pre-K Task Force Recommendations

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the co-chairs of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance's Pre-K Task Force announced updated recommendations for 2015 that will help the state achieve "pre-k for all" within the next eight years.

READ ARTICLE Opinion: Quality pre-k is key to state's educational and economic future

At the state's annual pre-k conference this week, Gov. Robert Bentley said he will fight to commit at least $10 million for pre-k. That could be a good sign for better things to come.

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