kindergarten http://kmuw.org en Brownback Continues Campaign For All-Day Kindergarten At Vermillion Elementary In Maize, KS http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-continues-campaign-all-day-kindergarten-vermillion-elementary-maize-ks <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is currently on a tour of kindergarten facilities across the state. Tuesday afternoon he made his way to Vermillion Elementary in Maize.</p><p>Before speaking before a crowd at the school, Brownback visited with kindergarteners during their lessons. The stopover in Maize is part of his campaign to provide state funding for all-day kindergarten throughout Kansas. The cost of the plan is estimated to be an additional $16 million a year for the next five years.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:57:12 +0000 Sean Sandefur 31050 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Continues Campaign For All-Day Kindergarten At Vermillion Elementary In Maize, KS Gov. Brownback Visits Schools To Drum Up Support For All-Day Kindergarten http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-visits-schools-drum-support-all-day-kindergarten <p>Governor Sam Brownback is visiting Kansas elementary schools on Tuesday to build more support for his proposal to fund all-day Kindergarten across Kansas.</p><p>Governor Brownback has asked legislators to increase state support by $16 million dollars a year over five years, until the program is fully funded.</p><p>The governor is scheduled to visit a classroom in Silver Lake today; he visited a school in Topeka on Monday.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:46:48 +0000 Associated Press 30718 at http://kmuw.org Despite BOE Support, State-Funded All-Day Kindergarten Not Backed By Lawmakers http://kmuw.org/post/despite-boe-support-state-funded-all-day-kindergarten-not-backed-lawmakers <p>A five-year, $80 million plan to pay for full-day kindergarten has support from the State Board of Education, but leaders of the Kansas House and Senate education committees aren't backing it yet.</p><p>House Education Committee Chairwoman Kasha Kelley of Ark City says she wants to know how the added spending would affect other services and the state's reserve fund.</p><p>Governor Brownback's proposal calls for spending $16 million dollars a year for the next five years until all-day kindergarten is funded fully by the state.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:46:46 +0000 Associated Press 28261 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Supports Funding All-Day Kindergarten http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-supports-funding-all-day-kindergarten <p>Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to propose the state pick up the additional cost of providing all-day kindergarten in Kansas public schools. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:56:34 +0000 Associated Press 27704 at http://kmuw.org