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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

GOP state senators spar over value of pre-K spending

At an education committee hearing Tuesday, Republican lawmakers, including State Sen. Donna Campbell, debated whether a $118 million pre-K initiative championed by Gov. Greg Abbott is worth the money.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Texas loses bid for federal pre-K funding

The state will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Commentary: San Marcos should invest in early education

Studies show that Pre-K and other quality early education programs don’t just make educational sense — they are economic no-brainers.

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