The Future of Early PreK–3rd Education Systems in California
California’s education system continues to struggle to close persistent achievement gaps that often exist at school entry, and the state’s dire fiscal situation certainly doesn’t help. But real progress is possible, even now, as new strategies to build seamless early learning systems are being developed and supported through federal efforts.
In this seminar Brad Strong, Lisa Guernsey, and Loretta Burns will discuss the critical components of PreK–3rd systems and provide specific examples of how these systems are working locally to improve school readiness in California, offering up new opportunities for statewide leadership that are outlined in a New America Foundation report on California’s early education system.
- Brad Strong, Director of Education, Children Now
- Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation
- Loretta Burns, Director, Santa Clara County Partnership for School Readiness
Moderated by David N. Plank, Executive Director, PACE
- Children Now - Kindergarten Readiness Data: Improving Children’s Success in School
- Santa Clara County Partnership for School Readiness - School Readiness Assessment 2008
- New America Foundation - On the Cusp in California: How PreK-3rd Strategies Could Improve Education in the Golden State