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Loewenberg, Aaron – State Education Standard, 2018
Children enter kindergarten with a wide range of previous education experiences: Some have participated in pre-K programs: private, state-funded, or part of Head Start. Others have spent time in a family child care setting or in informal arrangements with family, friends, and neighbors. Regardless, this transition is fraught with stress and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, Educational Experience, School Readiness
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2017
The transition to kindergarten is an important time in the young life of a preschooler. Research has shown that the quality of children's kindergarten transition processes has implications for their future academic and social outcomes, and the level of family engagement in kindergarten. Research further indicates that children living in families…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, School Readiness, Educational Policy
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Markworth, Kimberly A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016
A "repeating pattern" is a cyclical repetition of an identifiable core. Children in the primary grades usually begin pattern work with fairly simple patterns, such as AB, ABC, or ABB patterns. The unique letters represent unique elements, whereas the sequence of letters represents the core that is repeated. Based on color, shape,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Mathematics Teachers
Washington State Board of Education, 2014
This report is in response to the requirement of RCW 28A.150.550 that the State Board of Education, with assistance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB), the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Washington…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, State Programs
Connors-Tadros, L. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2013
In this "FastFacts," a state's Department of Education requests information from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) on how the research defines skills in social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and executive function, to inform planned revisions to the early childhood indicators of progress for children…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Executive Function, Child Development
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Ensign, Jacque – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2012
Elementary school teachers in Seattle, Washington, are encouraged to adapt differentiated instructional practices in math to accommodate the particular students in their own classrooms. Seattle Public Schools is a large, urban district serving 47,000 students who speak over a hundred languages. More than a third receive free or reduced lunch. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Methods, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Instruction
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2012
The Department of Early Learning (DEL), in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Thrive Washington, has published the Early Learning and Development Guidelines (guidelines) for children from birth through third grade. The guidelines replace the Early Learning and Development Benchmarks, which were first…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Early Intervention, State Standards
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2011
In a bid to help more students read proficiently in 3rd grade--a skill considered critical to their future educational success--new laws and initiatives springing up around the country require educators to step up their efforts to identify and help struggling readers even before they enter kindergarten. It's not unusual for states or school…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Primary Education, Preschool Education, Grade 3
Marietta, Geoff – Foundation for Child Development, 2010
Leading change to create an integrated PreK-3rd education and connect early learning programs with the K-12 system is not easy. Superintendents require courage to take the first step, persistence and political skills to encourage organizational and community engagement, and a relentless focus on results to measure progress and build momentum. As a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Learning Readiness, Academic Persistence, High School Graduates
Kilman, Carrie – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
When English language learners (ELLs) don't speak in class or make friends outside their language group, teachers often attribute the problem in the student's cultural background. It's possible, however, that the method of teaching ELLs is part of the problem. A growing number of schools are trying to roll back that problem by launching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Background, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2008
This report from the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) describes some of the Department's work since it's creation in July 2006. Among other achievements, the Department has laid a strong foundation for raising the quality of child care and the state's preschool program, strengthened both the safety in and the reach of early…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Education
Ewen, Danielle; Matthews, Hannah – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2007
This paper explores the range of ways in which school districts are using Title I funds for early education through kindergarten and examines how the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has impacted those investments. It also makes recommendations for local education agencies (LEAs) interested in creating Title I-funded early education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Young Children
Grantmakers for Education, 2006
Gaps in academic achievement between students from various racial and ethnic groups and from low-income families are a cause for national concern. The advent of high stakes testing and the increased awareness of high dropout rates have rekindled the search for ways to help all children succeed in school. Many strategies to address lagging…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups, Systems Approach
Library Journal, 2005
Judy Nelson thinks it's important to understand what the community wants for its young people, "which means lots of listening." We need to give taxpayers more good reasons to support libraries, she says, and the community's problems and unmet needs are opportunities for libraries to be an integral part of the solution. One problem Nelson…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Libraries, Motor Vehicles
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2004
A study released last fall by the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, showed that, contrary to what many observers suspected, the amount of time spent on homework has not increased for children in the upper-middle grades. But it has jumped significantly for 6-to 8-years-olds, which would include…
Descriptors: Homework, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Student Attitudes