Effective Systems

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


The study chronicles how The New School Foundation influenced primary education reform in Washington by creating one of the leading PreK – 3rd programs in the United States.

The PreK-3rd program was implemented in two of the lowest performing public schools in Seattle. After eight years encountering obstacles and resistance, the PreK-3rd program at South Shore School began to produce results. Now, not only is this program influencing other districts in Washington, but also PreK-3rd efforts in the rest of the country.