pre-kindergarten http://ripr.org en Scores of Openings Remain in State Pre-K http://ripr.org/post/scores-openings-remain-state-pre-k <p>The Rhode Island Department of Education is looking for more applicants for a lottery to fill state-funded pre-kindergarten programs. RIDE has extended the deadline for the lottery until August 22<sup>nd</sup>, as it looks to fill 234 seats in seven local cities.</p><p></p><p>State lawmakers increased funding this year for pre-kindergarten programs, which education advocates see as an important step toward improving public schools. The theory is that if more students are ready when they arrive in elementary school, then fewer students will fall behind at an early age.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:04:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20106 at http://ripr.org