September 2011

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 reform. Though this effort has since sunsetted, it provides a compelling case study to inform future efforts.

Author(s): Paul Nyhan Organization: Foundation for Child Development
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