Lessons in Early Learning: Building an Integrated Pre-K-12 System in Montgomery County Public Schools

Source: Geoff Marietta, Pew Center on the States, Pre-K Now, Education Reform Series, August 2010

From a Early Ed Watch summary:
The report is titled, “Lessons in Early Learning: Building an Integrated Pre-K-12 System in Montgomery County Public Schools.” It compellingly describes how the district integrated early childhood programs into its broader education goals – including the expansion of pre-k, more support for kindergarten and an emphasis on improvement in the early grades. Today, almost 90 percent of kindergartners enter first grade with “essential literacy skills,” the report says, and achievement gaps across all grade levels, while still apparent, are shrinking.

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