Jefferson County Sheriff http://wfpl.org en Jefferson County Sheriff, Jail Chief Push for Early Childhood Education http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-sheriff-jail-chief-push-early-childhood-education <p>The campaign for a nationwide expansion of early childhood education programs got local support Tuesday from a pair of unlikely Jefferson County officials—the sheriff and the jail director.</p><p>There's a connection.&nbsp;</p><p>Citing the study below, they're arguing that the Obama Administration-backed plan could each year decrease Kentucky's prisoners by 1,200 and save $48 million. The argument goes: Early childhood education helps children perform better in school, increasing their odds of graduating high school and reducing their odds of getting into trouble.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:04:23 +0000 Joseph Lord 6953 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Sheriff, Jail Chief Push for Early Childhood Education