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Homestretch of Legislative Session and the Promise of Preschool

As the 2014 legislative session enters the homestretch before the May 7 adjournment, legislators are considering a universal pre-K plan, an investment that would prepare students for future success.

Senate President Don Williams, who has been at the forefront of the pre-K debate, joined other Democratic leaders, including Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in announcing the Connecticut Smart Start program on April 9. Over the course of 10 years, the $200 million program would provide more than 50,000 children the opportunity for a high-quality early education experience—making Connecticut a trailblazer on the path toward universal pre-K. Read more