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Leadership Matters: Governors' Pre-K Proposals Fiscal Year 2007

May 1, 2006

Across the country, governors are recognizing high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten as a proven school-reform strategy. In 2006, 24 leaders prioritized this effort by proposing increased funding to expand and enhance their states' pre-k programs. These investments promise to improve both K-12 systems and children's opportunities for success in kindergarten and in life. This report reviews the state of the state addresses and proposed budgets of our nation's governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia to assess their individual commitments to high-quality pre-k for all.

Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2006

November 1, 2005

For fiscal year 2006, 26 state legislatures and the DC city council have committed to do the right thing for young children and for their states' financial futures. These forward-thinking leaders made the wise and responsible decision to increase funding for high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten. With five more states projecting increases for FY06, this represents a doubling of the 15 legislatures that increased funding for pre-k just one year ago. These numbers are a clear indicator of strong momentum in the pre-k-for-all movement.

Leadership Matters: Governors' Pre-K Proposals Fiscal Year 2006

April 1, 2005

Twenty budget-savvy governors recently recommended increased investment in a cost-effective strategy that saves taxpayers money, boosts state economies, and prepares our youngest citizens for future success. That strategy is high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten. This report evaluates all 50 U.S. governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia in terms of their budgetary proposals and State of the State remarks in support of voluntary pre-k for all.