great start readiness program

9:36 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Michigan's increase in pre-school funding was largest in nation in 2013

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Michigan Education Association says increase was positive, but state needs steady stream of funding support
LANSING -- The $65 million Gov. Rick Snyder put toward expanding preschool access across Michigan last year was the largest spending increase in the country, the Education Commission of the States said Monday. Snyder expanded the Great Start Readiness Program's budget by 59.5 percent for 2013, which was the fourth-largest percentage increase, but the $65 million allocation was the largest dollar figure expansion nationwide.
6:19 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Retired military leaders call for Michigan to invest more in early childhood programs

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Governor Rick Snyder's proposed budget calls for an additional $65-million for the Great Start readiness program. The House budget only includes $38-million
LANSING, MI - A group of retired military generals and admirals is among those calling on Michigan to spend more money on preschool programs. Retired Air Force Major General Thomas Cutler said Thursday that more investment in early education programs would better prepare more children for a wide variety of possible future careers, including the military if they so choose.