The Juneau School District is expanding its preschool programs this school year and enrollment is still open.
The Juneau Assembly has so far twice declined to heavily invest tax dollars into expanding affordable child care. Now one Assembly member wants to put the question on the ballot.
Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget calls for the elimination of a $2 million pre-kindergarten program, which serves six school districts in Anchorage, Juneau and Western Alaska.
As 65,000 4-year-olds start free, full-time pre-kindergarten today as part of New York City’s ambitious universal pre-K program, questions persist about whether the program is spending public funds wisely.