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Hy’s Guest Opinion: Pre-K is imperative for Idaho

  It was almost a year ago that I first began exploring options for an education bill. Meeting with teachers and parents between legislative sessions, I quickly realized that the advantages of quality pre-kindergarten education made it the obvious choice. Most other states were already funding pre-K programs. Nationally, it was one of the few educational initiatives that appeared to have champions in every quarter, from science and industry to government. To my mind, there was every reason for optimism. […]

The case for early childhood education programs-Hy Kloc

House of Representatives State of Idaho Hy Kloc- District 16, Ada County Committees- Education, Local Government Preschool education is not a new concept. Idaho is one of only a handful of states that doesn’t currently fund a preschool program. Years of research by neuroscientists tell us that the human brain is extremely receptive to stimuli, and will develop nearly 85% of its capacity during the first 5 years of life. Evidence suggests that preschool education helps to increase literacy capability […]

Recent Updates- Idaho Proposal to fund Pre-school

Early Childhood Education Gets A Introductory Hearing Check out Betsy Russell’s blog post this week on my early childhood education hearing – Reposted below, original can be found here. Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise, was upbeat this morning after the House Education Committee agreed to introduce his bill for a preschool pilot program, after hearing his 45-minute presentation about the bill. “It was actually great – it gave me an opportunity really explain the bill,” Kloc said, and to address questions […]

Pre-K Remains Hot State-Policy Topic

On January 14, 2014, I introduced legislation to fund a pre-k pilot program in Idaho schools. I was pleased to be included in Education Week’s article about Pre-K funding. Click on Education Week to access the article or read the reproduced article below. Early education—a continuing element of President Barack Obama’s education agenda highlighted in last week’s State of the Union address—appears to be maintaining legislative momentum at the state level this year, where lawmakers around the country will deal […]