Education Week: Utah Offers Virtual Pre-K $3 Million for Expansion


April 4, 2014 — Utah’s legislature continues to bet on a new kind of preschool–a virtual one–committing five years and $3 million of taxpayers’ money to expand UPSTART, a computer-based, in-home, free pre-K program.

The money will be used to extend the program, which already receives state funding, so that it can reach 5,000 additional children starting this fall, up from 1,500 in previous years, said UPSTART Program Director and Vice President of Development Claudia Miner, in a statement.

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