WCGMF Discovery

Making the Most of Our Investments: How PK-3 Can Close the Achievement Gap from the Start

Making the Most of Our Investments: How PK-3 Can Close the Achievement Gap from the Start

Topic(s): Achievement Gap, Kindergarten Transition
Date: July 23, 2011

Full Description: In May 2006, Grantmakers for Education (GFE) convened grantmakers, educators and researchers for a member briefing -- Making the Most of Our Investments: How PK-3 Alignment Can Close the Achievement Gap from the Start -- to examine the rationale and promising approaches for aligning children's education experiences from PK through Grade Three.This report demonstrates the need for aligning education for children from three to eight years, outlines the elements of an aligned PK-3 system and highlights effective grantmaking strategies.