Senate Bill 2831: Creates "Mississippi Upstart" Preschool Program

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Last Updated: February 15, 2011
Senate Bill 2831: Creates "Mississippi Upstart" Preschool Program
Sponsors:
Senator Terry C. Burton
Summary:

This is a companion bill to House Bill 1203. This bill would create “Mississippi Upstart,” an internet-based, computer preschool program for children 3- and 4-years-olds who aren’t in kindergarten. Part of the program is to “Test the feasibility of scaling a home-based curriculum in reading, math, and science delivered by computers and the Internet to all preschool children in Mississippi.” While this would not begin as a mandatory program, it has the potential to become mandatory.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

1/17/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Education Committee and Appropriations Committee
1/27/2011     (Senate)     Committee substitute sent from Education Committee to Appropriations Committee
2/01/2011     (Senate)     Died in committee

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