November 21, 2019 by ASRA

State Lawmakers, Advocates Commend Pre-K Workforce Development Efforts at Shelton State

On November 1, 2019, Tuscaloosa area state lawmakers visited the new First Class Pre-K classrooms at Shelton State Community College’s C.A. Fredd Campus to study ...

June 6, 2019 by ASRA

New First Class Pre-K Classrooms Unveiled

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey today announced the first round of new state-funded, high-quality and voluntary First Class Pre-K classroom grants for the 2019-2020 school year...

April 17, 2019 by ASRA

Alabama's First Class Pre-K Program Ranks #1 for Quality for 13th Year in a Row

Alabama’s high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program was today named the highest quality state-funded pre-kindergarten program in the nation for the 13th year in a row. Alabama is one of only three states...

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What is ASRA?

The Alabama School Readiness Alliance is a statewide, nonprofit coalition advocating for the expansion of high-quality, voluntary pre-k. ASRA was formed in 2006 as a joint campaign of A+ Education PartnershipAlabama GivingAlabama Partnership for Children and VOICES for Alabama’s Children. ASRA’s mission is to close student achievement gaps by ensuring that all children enter school ready to learn. We build support for pre-k expansion by:

Collaborating with community and civic leaders

Raising public awareness of the need for and effectiveness of Alabama's high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program

Advocating for increased state, local and private investments in high-quality voluntary pre-k

Why Pre-K Works

Why Pre-K Works

Alabama Pre-K Results

Alabama Pre-K Results

Recommendations for Pre-K Expansion

Recommendations for Pre-K Expansion

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