County lands pre-K pilot program

Jackson County is among five Hoosier counties selected for the state’s pilot preschool program to better prepare 4-year-olds from low-income families for success.

Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday that Allen, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties also were chosen for the program, which is set to launch in 2015. Jackson County is the smallest of the five and the only rural county.

“These five counties demonstrated the highest levels of readiness, capacity and financial commitment to implement Indiana’s first state-funded pre-K program,” Pence said in a news release.

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