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

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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.