Posts Tagged ‘early literacy’

Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned

  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 […]

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Kate Wolford: New report highlights PreK-3rd grade alignment initiatives across MN

Below is president Kate Wolford’s foreword from Starting Strong: PreK through 3rd Grade Success Stories from Across Minnesota, a 2014 MinnCAN report that highlights how teachers and school leaders in six communities are building towards third grade literacy by strengthening pre-K and aligning resources and curriculum across the early grades.  At The McKnight Foundation, we […]

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Neal Cuthbert: Building a better human capital landscape for Twin Cities teachers

Below is Vice President of Program Neal Cuthbert’s foreword from The Human Capital Landscape for Twin Cities Teachers, a 2013 report on the challenges and opportunities of early literacy education co-commissioned by The McKnight Foundation and University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute. The Human Capital Landscape for Twin Cities Teachers by Urban Teacher Residency United […]

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Erin Gavin: More early literacy lessons from Union City

In late 2013, I traveled with close program partners to visit Union City Schools in New Jersey. I’ve documented our visit in this video blog post, which explores the ties between Union City’s success and our own work here at home in the Twin Cities. The trip was enlightening and valuable to me and our […]

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Erin Gavin: Union City Public Schools provide a model of early literacy education

Situated just 16 miles outside of New York City, Union City Public Schools in Union City, New Jersey, serve nearly 11,000 students. The overwhelming majority of these students are students of color, live in poverty, and speak a language other than English at home. Too many districts with demographics like these fail to provide students […]

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