P-3 Approaches

The Power of PreK-3rd: How a Small Foundation Helped Push Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3rd Movement

The New School Foundation was one of the first organizations to focus on the importance of P-3 work. Beginning in 2005, it highlighted the need for strong leadership within the PreK-3rd grade reform movement, emphasized the importance of creating and maintaining public-private community partnerships, and championed the necessity of creating PreK-3rd model schools to serve as exemplars of …

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Lessons for PreK-3rd from Montgomery County Public Schools

The efforts to reform the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, led by then-Superintendent Jerry Weast, produced five key lessons for PreK-3rd grade practitioners: (1) establish a clear and compelling district-wide goal that maps back to early learning; (2) craft integrated district-wide early-learning strategies to meet the clear and compelling goal; (3) align early-learning programs and …

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