The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Center for Public Education (CPE) received a two year $447,000 grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to build upon an initiative to engage school boards in support of high quality voluntary Pre-Kindergarten education.
The new funding will enable CPE to add two new partners to its Pre-K network—the Alabama Association of School Boards and the Kentucky School Boards Association. For the past two years, CPE has partnered with the state school board associations of Kansas, Ohio, and Texas to inform local school board members, state policymakers, and the public about the benefits of Pre-K education and effective Pre-K policies and programs.
CPE’s Pre-K initiative has helped raise school board visibility in early education policy discussions in the partner states. The initiative is also making school board members across the nation more aware of the benefits of Pre-K education.
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