On a snowy morning in December, state legislators, including the Chairs of the Education Committee, toured Educare Central Maine. The tour showed them what high quality early education for children, starting at birth, really looks like and means to Maine’s children and families.
By now, nearly everyone knows that Pre-K is a hot topic in New York State, topping the legislative agenda, with key state officials agreeing that the key questions were not whether to invest, but how much and how fast – and how to pay for it.
A former member of the New Mexico State Senate described her first session as a little like “riding a motorcycle in a thunderstorm in the nude.” This may sound a bit like an exaggeration. But, it is not. The New Mexico State Legislature meets for 30 or 60 days, depending on the year and the sessions are often challenging, confrontational and exhilarating. &n