Pre-K Becomes Major Campaign Topic

As described in the Maryland Reporter, three Democratic candidates for governor have proposals for expanding pre-kindergarten education in Maryland, which they discussed in a segment of Monday’s debate. As reported,

Currently, Maryland offers a program of targeted pre-K to four-year-olds from low-income families. Prior to the debate, all three candidates had outlined plans on their website for expanding this program in some way.

Anthony Brown had proposed moving from pre-K for low-income students to universal pre-K for all four-year-olds, Doug Gansler had proposed full-day pre-K for low-income four-year-olds, while Mizeur had proposed a universal, full-day pre-K program for four-year-olds and a low-income targeted, half-day access for three-year-olds.

For more information, see the full story from the Reporter. For more information on the bill that Maryland’s General Assembly passed this year to expand pre-kindergarten education, see our previous posts on Conduit Street, Pre-Kindergarten Bill Moves Closer To Passage, Senate Passes Pre-Kindergarten Act, and O’Malley Administration Introduces Bill to Expand Pre-K.