What should education leaders, policymakers and philanthropists know about improving early literacy in PreK-3? Kristie Kauerz, director of the University of Washington College of Education's National P-3 Center offers four key takeaways in a new blog post for the McKnight Foundation.
Kauerz, a longtime member of the McKnight Foundation’s Education & Learning National Advisory Committee, offers four key takeaways:
- Collaboration requires intentionality and explicit strategies.
- Stability matters.
- The “Pathway” for children needs to be wider and stabilized.
- Improving young children’s success requires strategic perseverance throughout the entire system.
Kauerz's column was published in conjunction with this week's release of the report “Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned,” a case study commissioned by The McKnight Foundation and published by SRI International that chronicles efforts to improve PreK-3rd literacy proficiency in six schools across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
Read Kauerz's post in its entirety on the McKnight Foundation blog.
Kristie Kauerz, Research Assistant Professor
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