State unveils details of pre-K overhaul

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 15, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.



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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two top state officials have spelled out details of Louisiana's ongoing overhaul of its often criticized early childhood education system.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1tWym7N ) the changes stem from a 2012 state law, and the new setup is supposed to be effective statewide in the fall of 2015.

Suzy Sonnier, secretary for the state Department of Children and Family Services and state Superintendent of Education John White described the new rules, including the development of report cards to measure teaching, care and education.

They also talked Monday about how teachers will be supported, improved coordination among parishes to inform families of available seats and financial assistance.

The plan is called the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Act.

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