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April 21, 2010

House Bill 59: An Act to Create an Early Childhood Education Plan

Author:
Representatives Kawasaki, Gara, Tuck, Petersen

Summary:
This bill would require the Alaska Department of Education to devise an early childhood education plan for children 3 and 4 years old. While the proposed program is described as “optional,” it is likely to become a mandatory program in future legislation. Parents, not state officials, are in the best position to determine when a child’s formal education should begin.

Status:

1/20/2009 (House) Prefile released 1/9/09
1/20/2009 (House) Read the first time, referrals
1/20/2009 (House) Education, Finance
1/20/2009 (House) Referred to Education
4/6/2009 (House) Education Committee meeting at 8 a.m., Capitol Room 106
4/6/2009 (House) Heard and held
4/8/2009 (House) Education Committee meeting at 8 a.m., Capitol Room 106
4/8/2009 (House) Moved out of committee
4/10/2009 (House) Referred to the Finance Committee

Bill died when legislatured adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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