Sullivan’s bill providing pre-K options to more Hoosier children heads to governor’s desk

first_imgEligibility requirements, including income thresholds, would apply to those wanting to participate. If programs are at capacity in the five original counties, the Family and Social Services Administration could raise the income eligibility to 185 percent of the federal poverty level to reach more low-income families. Sullivan said priority would be given to children who are most in need and to more rural counties. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare “Data shows low-income children often start kindergarten academically behind their peers,” Sullivan said. “This plan places a priority on rural communities where studies have revealed a need for high quality pre-K options. The bill also incorporates online, in-home learning programs.” House Enrolled Act 1004 would expand On My Way Pre-K, the state’s pre-K pilot program that was established in 2014 and currently serves nearly 2,300 students in five counties including Allen, Lake, Marion, Jackson and Vanderburgh. Under this proposal, up to 15 additional counties could be added, potentially quadrupling the amount of low-income families who could benefit from the program. Sullivan, who co-authored the proposal, said only high-quality programs and providers in the new counties would be eligible to participate. State Rep. Holli Sullivan’s (R-Evansville) legislation expanding Indiana’s pre-K pilot program from five to 20 counties could soon become law. House Enrolled Act 1004 now proceeds to the governor for consideration as a new law. Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about this legislation. “Providing more high-quality early education opportunities to these very young, at-risk students truly benefits all Hoosiers,” Sullivan said. “This plan will give students a strong foundation and helps them achieve their full potential.”last_img read more

Le Classique Lives Up To Billing As Neymar Sees Red!

first_imgThe Le Classique between hosts Olympique Marseille and PSG lived up to expectations as it had everything from goals to yellow cards to sending off.The major talking point of the league game turned out to be the sending off of the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar after two yellow cards in two minutes with his side trailing 2-1 with three minutes left.Brazilian star had earlier scored in the first half to cancel out Luiz Gustavo’s 30-yard opener but former Newcastle United forward Florian Thauvin helped Marseille retake the lead before Edinson Cavani spared Neymar’s blushes with a last minute freekick for 10-man PSG.The draw was enough for Unai Emery’s men to extend their lead to four points at the top of the French Ligue 1 table with 26 points from 10 games while Marseille stay in 5th position with 18 points.Former Manchester United star Memphis Depay scored a hattrick as he led his Olympique Lyonshall side to a 5-0 win over hosts Troyes in the second of the three games played on Sunday while Nice and their manager Lucien Favre were handed a surprising 2-1 home defeat by Racing Strasbourg. Matchday 10 Results (Sunday):Troyes 0-5 Olympique LyonOlympique Marseille 2-2 PSGNice 1-2 StrasbourgRelatedlast_img read more