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Make preschool a priority, not a budget add-on


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 13, 2013

~~<p>How can anyone be against school readiness?</p>
<p>That kind of public sentiment is sure to bolster the chances for passage of a new proposal by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to make early education more accessible by covering the cost for those who can't afford it. The ultimate goal is what's known nationally as &quot;universal preschool.&quot; The idea, which is widely touted by educational experts, is that children in the pre-kindergarten age range gain important preparation for the routines and protocols of classroom learning through curriculum designed for that developmental stage.</p>
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How can anyone be against school readiness?

That kind of public sentiment is sure to bolster the chances for passage of a new proposal by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to make early education more accessible by covering the cost for those who can't afford it. The ultimate goal is what's known nationally as "universal preschool." The idea, which is widely touted by educational experts, is that children in the pre-kindergarten age range gain important preparation for the routines and protocols of classroom learning through curriculum designed for that developmental stage. Login for more...



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