This week, SRI International releases “Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned,” a case study commissioned by The McKnight Foundation that chronicles efforts to improve PreK-3rd literacy proficiency in six schools across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We’re pleased to feature this reflection from Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D., Director of the National P-3 Center at the University of Washington and a longtime member of McKnight’s Education & Learning National Advisory Committee. In her blog post, Dr. Kauerz connects her knowledge of our local effort with her broader, national perspective to offer key takeaways for philanthropists, policymakers, and school district leaders.
Four Takeaways from the Pathway Schools Report
As someone who’s been deeply involved in the Pathway Schools initiative since its inception, I am encouraged and excited that McKnight and SRI are helping us, as a field, get smarter about the kinds of investments and supports needed to support the educational success and joy of young children in preschool and elementary school. These findings add important weight and credibility to our knowledge base about both the implementation and evaluation of P-3 approaches. I have four takeaways. Read the rest of this entry »