This edition of our newsletter includes the following features stories, and more: Resetting Teaching: Mitigating the Great Resignation Making sense of the conflicting reports about teacher shortages and resignations may take many more months, but CNET took a solid look in The Great Resignation Hasn’t Hit School Teachers Yet. Here’s Why It Still Might. It highlights […]
Idaho Statesman, January 10, 2022, by Becca Savransky. Idaho legislators this year plan to push to fund optional full-day kindergarten, a proposal experts say would help improve Idaho’s reading outcomes as children enter first grade. Lawmakers said not only will funding full-day kindergarten give more kids that extra academic time, but will also alleviate some […]
Idaho Stateman, December 21, 2021, by Terry Ryan. The COVID-19 pandemic has depressed in historic fashion literacy results for elementary school children across the country. Performance on the iReady test administered nationally by Curriculum Associates showed, “compared to historical averages, fewer second and third graders were at grade level in reading (six and five percentage […]
KTVB7, December 17, 2021, by Tristan Lewis. Conversations surrounding free all-day kindergarten, the benefits behind it and how lawmakers want it paid for are starting up once again, as the 2022 legislative session is just weeks away. “Really, this isn’t new,” District 18 Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, said. “This is a bill I’ve been working […]
Idaho Ed News, December 17, 2021, by Kyle Pfannenstiel. Idaho’s full-day kindergarteners are advancing their reading and writing skills faster than their peers in half-day programs, a new report shows. The research, published Thursday by North Carolina-based education firm Public Impact and Idaho charter support group Bluum, found that the state’s full-day kindergarteners started last school year behind students in half-day programs, but closed the achievement […]
This statewide analysis studies the academic outcomes of students participating in full-day kindergarten across the state of Idaho.
Read our vision brief: Excellent Teaching for Every Young Child: Opportunity Culture in Early Childhood Education What if far more children ages 0–5 who are in early childhood education and care settings had consistent access to excellent teaching? In these critical developmental years, young children—especially those who have fewer educational and developmental advantages outside of […]
In Friday’s EdNC.org., Mandy Ableidinger asks, “The most recent NC end of third grade reading assessment results show scores hardly shifting from last year and continued racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic gaps. What can we do differently?” Referring to our recent report, Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse Schools: An Action Guide for District Leaders, Ableidinger, the […]