By Ericka Mellon
A Houston-area coalition working to improve early childhood education and expand pre-kindergarten classes drew praise from former Secretary of State Colin Powell Friday.
"What you are doing is godly work," Powell told a crowd of business leaders, educators and others at Rice University. "What you are doing is vital work for the future of this country."
The group, called Early Matters, has a long way to go to secure an estimated $700 million so that all...