Pre-K Enrollment Down; Northwest Especially Low

May 13, 2014
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The number of preschoolers enrolled in state-funded early childhood education programs is dropping nationally. A national study released Tuesday shows that Northwest states are holding steady in terms of overall enrollment but continue to rank near the bottom in some key areas.

Office Of The Governor

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to more than double the number of state-funded preschool slots by 2019. He also wants to decrease the number of SUVs purchased by the state.

U.S. Department of Education website

Oregon learned Thursday it’s getting more than $20 million from the federal government to improve preschool education.