Effective Systems

Fighting Fade-Out Through Pre-K-3rd Reform


The New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative released a seven-minute video, Fighting Fade-Out Through PreK-3rd Reform. It makes the case for PreK-3rd reforms beginning with high-quality early childhood education programs and building on the benefits of those programs through the elementary school years and beyond.

The video features Jerry Weast, Superintendent of Montgomery County School District (Maryland), whohas successfully used PreK-3rd reform as a way to close achievement gaps and raise the academic performance of all students in the district.

Christina Satkowski of the Early Education Initiative interviewed Dr. Weast for an in-depth discussion in a second 30 minute video.