Iowa Preschool Program

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Democrats Fight to Preserve Quality, Accessible Preschool

By |2011-03-09T09:56:18-06:00March 9th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Iowa House Republicans voted down efforts again tonight to continue Iowa’s voluntary preschool program for 20,000 kids. “House Republicans are putting up more obstacles for parents who want to make sure their kids get the best education possible instead of providing new jobs and opportunities for middle class families,” said Rep. Nate Willems, who has two [...]

Republican's Plan to End Preschool Passes Education Committee

By |2011-03-01T10:45:08-06:00March 1st, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The House Education Committee voted to end Iowa’s statewide preschool initiative again last night.  House Democrats fought to continue the successful, quality initiative which is both sustainable and saves the state money in the long run.  The fight for quality preschool isn’t over, so please sign the Save Iowa Preschool petition. State Rep. Cindy Winckler, D-Davenport, [...]

Democrats Respond to Governor's Preschool Plan

By |2011-02-14T10:50:25-06:00February 14th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Rep. Nate Willems, ranking member of the House Education Committee responds to Governor Branstad's Preschool Plan that was released this morning. “The Governor’s plan ends the state’s high quality preschool initiative for 20,000 Iowa four year olds. It  will reduce access to preschool in communities across Iowa and make it more difficult for middle class families. [...]

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