California Considers Five-Year Plan For Expanding Pre-K

The San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal (1/14, Swartz) reports on California state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2014, which proposes spending $198 million annually towards offering pre-k for all four-year-olds. The program would take five years to reach all eligible children. The plan includes “a model of both a morning and afternoon session for two-teacher teams.”