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ERIC Number: ED507714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools: A Report on Policy Insights from the Governors' Forum Series. Arizona, Connecticut, Mississippi, Ohio and Pennsylvania
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
This report describes efforts to provide seamless transitions from early to elementary education. Specifically, it details SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids), a five-year initiative funded by the Kellogg Foundation, which has contributed a unique, community-based perspective to the national conversation on what it takes to effectively link learning systems. SPARK examines what it takes at the beginning of the education pipeline to link early learning to the early grades. The goal is to make sure that children are ready for school and that schools are ready for them--a formula critical for a lifetime of successful learning. Contents include: (1) Introduction (Gregory Taylor); (2) Moving from "Transitions" to Policy Change: Next Steps for Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools (Sharon L. Kagan); (3) The Governors' Forums: Showcases for Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools (Jodi Enda); (4) Case Studies: How Communities and States Can Link Ready Kids to Ready Schools. An Ohio Case Study (Sandy Miller and Joni T. Close); (5) A Connecticut Case Study (Janice Gruendel and Mark McQuillan); and (6) Policy Recommendations (Kristie Kauerz and Mimi Howard).
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation; Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Connecticut; Mississippi; Ohio; Pennsylvania