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Introducing pre-K children to words and concepts such as more, most, same, similar, different, few and less is key to developing foundational math skills.
Several GOP members of the panel questioned Cardona about whether the inclusion of the 1619 Project meant ED was endorsing a “controversial” revision of American history.
District leaders, school boards, and local elected officials must show the courage and principled leadership to spend the federal dollars wisely and ensure transparency.
Students in Moises Vargas’ pre-K class in Harlingen Consolidated ISD display math skills they might not have developed until later in elementary school.
Many school districts have put out little information about 2021 summer learning and enrichment plans. Moreover, many of the plans released are missing high-leverage strategies like tutoring, assessment data, and clear communication plans.
Districts reported lower kindergarten enrollment in 2020-21, which means returning students could alter the traditional makeup of the early grades this fall.
Some leaders will blend assessment with curriculum to better personalize instruction in summer and fall 2021.
High-dosage tutoring for early literacy does not necessarily mean devoting long periods of one-on-one time to each student, each day.
As we reopened our doors to teachers and students, beyond health and safety protocols, we focused on building the sense of resilience that children need to recover from the upheavals of the past year.
For many young students in the early stages of literacy, the interruption in learning brought by the pandemic has resulted in a need to go back to basics.
Interactive, audio-enhanced storybooks have proven effective at boosting vocabulary and better preparing a vulnerable population for elementary school, researchers say.