- Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
April 21, 2011
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, written by Donald J. Hernandez, finds that children who have lived in poverty and are not reading proficiently in 3rd Grade are three times more likely to dropout or fail to graduate from High School than those who have never been poor.
- Building Early Learning Leaders: New Jersey’s PreK-3rd Leadership Training, A Case Study
April 13, 2011
This case study seeks to engage, educate, and support principals and district administrators to be strong leaders for PreK-3rd has been released by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ). The study documents how a collaborative group of organizations – ACNJ; the New Jersey Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE); and the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) – came together to develop a series of professional development trainings to school district administrators on leading and sustaining comprehensive PreK-3rd reforms.
- Linking Learning: The PreK-3rd Path to School Success
March 31, 2011
Giving children high-quality PreKindergartenl is the first step in the journey to school success.
- Committed to Reform: Preschool Expansion Moves Forward Despite Financial Obstacles
March 31, 2011
For more than a decade New Jersey’s schools have served as a national model for providing high-quality early childhood education programs to thousands of low-income children, including an ambitious plan approved by the Legislature two years ago to reach even more 3- and 4-year-olds by September 2013.
- Latino Legislative Hearing on PreK and the Early Grades
March 24, 2011
The Latino population in the United States is growing at a rapid pace, and the proportion of our nation’s youngest learners who are Latino is increasing even faster.
- PreK-3rd: Principals as Crucial Instructional Leaders
March 23, 2011
Policymakers and educators recognize the critical importance of elementary school principals in leading effective schools to improve student achievement.
- Investing in Our Next Generation: A Funder’s Guide to Addressing the Educational Opportunities and Challenges Facing English Language Learners
March 21, 2011
A Funder’s Guide to Addressing the Educational Opportunities and Challenges Facing English Language Learners Ten percent of elementary school students are English Language Learners (ELLs). They are the most rapidly growing groups in U.S. elementary schools.
- Children in Immigrant Families: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child in America
March 7, 2011
Children in immigrant families account for nearly one-fourth (24 percent) of all children as of 2010, and the vast majority (88 percent) are U.S. citizens.